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December 12


1911   Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

1915   President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, reinstates the monarchy and proclaims himself Emperor of China.

1963   Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

1979   Northern Rhodesia changes its name to Zimbabwe.

1987   Mookie Blaylock sets an NBA record of 13 steals in a single game

Famous Birthdays:

1745   John Jay (1st US Chief Justice)

1863   Edvard Munch (Painter)

1915   Frank Sinatra (Singer)

1923   Bob Barker (Game show host)

1924   Ed Koch (Former NYC Mayor)

1940   Dionne Warwick (Singer)

1970   Jennifer Connelly (Actress)

1975   Mayim Bialik (Actress)

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