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 - Father Flanagan
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Library of Congress

1917: In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys. The orphanage would go on to pioneer development of new juvenile care methods and today is a national leader in the care and treatment of children and families for behavioral, emotional and physical problems.

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