Today in History

    What happened on the 12th of December in history?

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    • 1787
      Penns becomes 2nd state
    • 1871
      Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
    • 1899
      George F Grant patents golf tee
    • 1901
      Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal England to US
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    • 1921
      Henrietta Leavitt cepheid period-luminosity relation discover dies
    • 1937
      1st mobile TV unit (NYC)
    • 1963
      Kenya gains independence from Britain (National Day)
    • 1964
      Russia launches Voshkod I 1st multi-crew in space (3 men)
    • 1965
      Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs ties NFL record
    • 1977
      Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
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