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 - first motel
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1925: The Milestone Mo-Tel, the first motel in the world, opens in San Luis Obispo, California. The motel, whose name would eventually be changed to Motel Inn, was opened midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco to tap into the growing popularity of the automobile. Visitors could drive right up to their room's door or to a private garage.

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