On this day: December 12

Published On: Dec 12 2012 12:32:25 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 12 2015 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 - USS Cairo
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U.S. Naval Historical Center

1862: The USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River in Mississippi, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine.

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