|December 12 in recent years
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| 2017 (Tuesday)
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| 2015 (Saturday)
| 2014 (Friday)
| 2013 (Thursday)
| 2012 (Wednesday)
| 2011 (Monday)
December 12 is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 19 days remain until the end of the year.
- 627 – Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.
- 884 – King Carloman II dies after a hunting accident.
- 1388 – Maria of Enghien sells the lordship of Argos and Nauplia to the Republic of Venice.
- 1862 – American Civil War: USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River.
- 1866 – Oaks explosion: The worst mining disaster in England kills 361 miners and rescuers.
- 1870 – Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman.
- 1901 – Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal (the letter "S" [***] in Morse Code), at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland.
- 1917 – Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
- 1935 – Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
- 1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink U.S. gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze river in China.
- 1939 – HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
- 1941 – World War II: Fifty-four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed.
- 1941 – The Holocaust: Adolf Hitler declares the imminent extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.
- 1945 – The People's Republic of Korea is outlawed in the South, by order of the United States Army Military Government in Korea.
- 1946 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 13 relating to acceptance of Siam (now Thailand) to the United Nations is adopted.
- 1956 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 121 relating to acceptance of Japan to the United Nations is adopted.
- 1969 – The Piazza Fontana bombing; a bomb explodes at the headquarters of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura (the National Agricultural Bank) in Piazza Fontana in Milan, Italy, killing 17 people and wounding 88. The same afternoon, three more bombs are detonated in Rome and Milan, and another is found unexploded.
- 1979 – The 8.2 Mw Tumaco earthquake shakes Colombia and Ecuador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 300–600, and generating a large tsunami.
- 1985 – Arrow Air Flight 1285, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing all 256 people on board, including 236 members of the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division.
- 1988 – The Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trains—one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom.
- 2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
- 2001 – Prime Minister of Vietnam Phan Văn Khải announces the decision on upgrading the Phong Nha–Kẻ Bàng nature reserve to a national park, providing information on projects for the conservation and development of the park and revised maps.
- 2012 – North Korea successfully launches its first satellite, Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2.
- 2015 – The Paris Agreement relating to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is adopted.
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