On This Day for 12th December

Historical Events

  • 627 Battle at Nineveh: Byzantine emperor Heraclius beats Perzen
  • 1925 Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over
  • 1946 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1991 Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community
  • 2000 The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore

Did You Know?

Washington, D.C. established as capital of US

On December 12th, 1800

Famous Weddings

  • 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
  • 1991 Actor Richard Gere (42) weds supermodel Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas
  • 1998 TV personality Melissa Rivers (30) weds horse breeder John Endicott at The Plaza Hotel in New York City
  • 2001 Actress Ashley Judd (33) weds race car driver Dario Franchetti (28) at Skibo Castle in Scotland
  • 2005 Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) for the reason of fraud after 4 months of marriage