A to Z This Day in World History | December 12th

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Here are some historical events that happened on or around December 12:

2000: The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore, effectively ending the recount of presidential votes in Florida and settling the disputed 2000 U.S. presidential election in favor of George W. Bush.

1917: Father Edward J. Flanagan founded Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, as a home for orphans and other troubled children. The community eventually became known for its innovative approach to child and youth care.

1787: Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1901: Italian physicist and inventor Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal, transmitted from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

1946: A United Nations committee recommends the partition of Palestine, leading to the creation of the state of Israel.

1963: Kenya gains independence from British colonial rule.

2005: The Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, comes into force.

These are just a few examples, and there may be other significant events on December 12th in different years.

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