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Calendar for December 30th, 2012

1810s

  • 1816: Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft were married

  • 1850s

  • 1852: U.S. president Rutherford B. Hayes married Lucy Webb

  • 1853: U.S. and Mexico signed the Gadsden Purchase Treaty

  • 1860s

  • Born 1865: Rudyard Kipling (author)

  • 1890s

  • Died 1894: Amelia Bloomer (social reformer who introduced BLOOMERS)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1914: Bert Parks (television personality)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1928: Bo Diddley (guitarist)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Del Shannon (singer)

  • 1940s

  • 1940: The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway, officially opened. It connected Los Angeles and Pasadena

  • Born 1942: Mike Nesmith (musician)

  • Born 1945: Davy Jones (musician; member of The Monkees)

  • 1950s

  • 1951: The Roy Rogers Show made its TV debut

  • Born 1957: Matt Lauer (journalist)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1975: Tiger Woods (golfer)

  • Died 1979: Richard Rodgers (composer)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Eliza Dushku (actress)

  • Born 1982: Kristin Kreuk (actress)

  • Born 1984: LeBron James (basketball player)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Artie Shaw (jazz clarinetist and bandleader)

  • 2010s

  • 2011: Samoa skipped this day in order to move from the eastern to the western side of the International Date Line


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