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Calendar for December 30th, 2012

1816: Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft were married

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

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

Born 1865: Rudyard Kipling (author)

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

Born 1914: Bert Parks (television personality)

Born 1928: Bo Diddley (guitarist)

Born 1934: Del Shannon (singer)

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)

1951: The Roy Rogers Show made its TV debut

Born 1957: Matt Lauer (journalist)

Born 1975: Tiger Woods (golfer)

Died 1979: Richard Rodgers (composer)

Born 1980: Eliza Dushku (actress)

Born 1982: Kristin Kreuk (actress)

Born 1984: LeBron James (basketball player)

Died 2004: Artie Shaw (jazz clarinetist and bandleader)

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