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On this day: December 12

POSTED: 1:32 AM Dec 12 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 12 2014

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 - Annise Parker
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City of Houston, Texas

2009: Houston becomes the first major U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to City Controller Annise Parker. She was re-elected in 2011 and 2013.

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