Region – Today is 12.12.12 - Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 347th day of 2012. On this day in 1989, "the Queen of Mean," Leona Helmsley, was sentenced to four years in prison and 750 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $7.1 million tax fraud fine in New York.
Region – Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2012. On this day in 2008, financier and conman Bernard Madoff was arrested at his New York City apartment and charged with masterminding a $65 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked hundreds.
Region - Today is Monday, Dec. 10, the 345th day of 2012. On this day in 1967, the great soul singer Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash in Madison, Wisc.
Region - Today is Friday, Dec. 7, the 342nd day of 2012. On this day in 1941, hundreds of Japanese warplanes attacked the American base, Pearl Harbor. A total of 2,400 American troops and civilians were killed; another 1,200 were wounded. On this day in 1787 Delaware became the nation's first state after ratifying
Region - Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2012. On this day in 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax, Nova Scotia harbor, creating a massive explosion. More than 1,800 people were killed and another 9,000 injured. For the last 40 years, the province of Nova Scotia has sent a Christmas tree to the city of Boston as a gesture of thanks for its assistance during that devastating tragedy.
Region - Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2012. On this day in 1933, after 13 years, prohibition – which forbids the manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages in the United States – was repealed.
Region – Today is Monday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 2012. On this day in 1979, 11 people were killed as fan rushed to get general admission seats at a Who concert in Cincinnati.
Region - Today is Friday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2012. On this day in 1982, the album "Thriller" was released by Michael Jackson. On this day in 2004, Jeopardy!'s all-time champion, Ken Jennings, finally lost, after a record 74 wins.
Region - Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2012. On this day in 2011, physician Conrad Murray was sentenced for the involuntary manslaughter of singer Michael Jackson. On this day in 1972, Pong, the first commercially successful video game, was released by Atari.
Region – Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2012. On this day in 1942, 491 people were killed as a fire raged through the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston. On this day in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry began broadcasting in Nashville, Tenn.