On December 12, 1963, Kenya attained independence
from the United Kingdom.
Read a New York Times article from the day of Kenyan independence.
John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the state of
New York, co-author of the Federalist Papers and
first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was born on
December 12, 1745.
Read a biographical sketch of John Jay, and pay a virtual visit to the John Jay Homestead, to which he retired in 1801.