On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 2012

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

  • Eagle Keys, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame linebacker and coach (Grey Cup champion 1949, 54-56, 66; Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan R'riders), dies at 89
  • Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91
2012 Highlights

About December 20, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius