On this Day in History: December 12

2001 – Winona Ryder is arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California.
1997 – A federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claimed to be Bill Cosby’s daughter, to 26 months in prison for attempting to extort $40 million from the comedian.
1937 – NBC & RCA send the first mobile-TV vans onto the streets of New York City for news gathering duties.