On this day: December 12

POSTED: 10:32 PM PST Dec 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 11, 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 - Adolf Hitler
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1941: Adolf Hitler declares the imminent destruction of the Jewish race during a meeting with the highest-ranking officials of the Nazi party at the Reich Chancellery. The meeting marked a turning point in the Nazi regime's attitude toward the Jewish people, shifting from propaganda, intimidation and attacks to outright and planned extermination.

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