December 12 in History
1936December 12, 1936:
The Xi'an Incident begins with General Chang Hsüeh-liang seizing Chiang Kai-shek, a Chinese nationalist leader for choosing to fight Chinese communists instead of the Japanese.
1964December 12, 1964:
Kenya officially becomes a republic.
1966December 12, 1966:
The British biographical drama film, “A Man for All Seasons” is released.
1970December 12, 1970:
“The Tears of a Clown”, a song by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, reaches the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1977December 12, 1977:
The American dance drama film, “Saturday Night Fever” is released.
1980December 12, 1980:
A notebook with handwritten texts by artist Leonardo da Vinci is sold to Armand Hammer, an oil tycoon, at an auction for $5,126,000.
2000December 12, 2000:
The US Supreme Court awards the presidency to George W. Bush following a dispute about the vote recount in Florida.
2009December 12, 2009:
Annise Parker wins the Houston mayoral election, making the city the largest in the US to have an openly gay mayor.
2014December 12, 2014:
2015December 12, 2015:
Representatives from 195 countries adopt the language for the climate change agreement known as the Paris Agreement.