December 12, 1997 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary", goes on trial in Paris
  • Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin
  • Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH
  • SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Fla, freeing 2 young hostages
  • TWA 800 hearings end

Deaths in History

  • Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)