On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities
  • Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for $8 billion

Famous Weddings

  • Actor Facundo Arana (40) weds Maria Susini at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nordelta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91