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On this day: December 12

Published On: Dec 12 2012 12:32:25 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 12 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Ol' Blue Eyes is born, Boys Town is founded, the first motel opens, "The Godfather: Part II" premieres, and the U.S. Supreme Court decides the 2000 presidential election, all on this day.

OTD December 12 - Mayim Bialik
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1975: Actress Mayim Bialik, best known for playing the character Blossom Russo on the TV sitcom "Blossom," is born in San Diego, Calif. Bialik, who also earned a doctorate in neuroscience after "Blossom" ended, now has a regular role on the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory."

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