Kenya becomes independent

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 born

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.

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