December 19, 2012 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation’s first female president
  • UBS bank is fined $1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate

Deaths in History

  • Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68
  • Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), dies at 85