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    What happened on November 12

    • November 12, 0764 "Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days."

    • November 12, 1028 Future Byzantine empress Zoe marries Romanus Argyrus according to the wishes of the dying Constantine VIII.

    • November 12, 1035 "King Canute dies at Shaftesbury at age 39 His four sons are unable to control England, and Norway breaks away from Denmark
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    • November 12, 1439 "Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by Parliament"

    • November 12, 1660 John Bunyan an English Baptist minister is jailed for preaching without a licence

    • November 12, 1775 General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks

    • November 12, 1793 "Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined."

    • November 12, 1847 "Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic."

    • November 12, 1859 Jules Leotard performs first Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris). He also designed the garment that bears his name

    • November 12, 1867 Mt. Vesuvius erupts.

    • November 12, 1880 Mines explosion at Stellerton Nova Scotia in the Foord Pit kills 50

    • November 12, 1892 "Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pittsburgh Athletic Club, 4-0 in football"

    • November 12, 1892 "Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes first pro football player"

    • November 12, 1893 The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.

    • November 12, 1905 (November 12 & November 13) Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.

    • November 12, 1905 Martial law is declared in Russian-occupie Poland

    • November 12, 1910 First Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

    • November 12, 1912 The bodies of the members of Scott's Antarctic expedition are found.

    • November 12, 1912 The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

    • November 12, 1915 Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice Islands

    • November 12, 1915 Haiti approves the treaty making it a U.S. protectorate.

    • November 12, 1918 Austria becomes a republic.

    • November 12, 1918 "Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic"

    • November 12, 1919 Ross & Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia

    • November 12, 1920 "Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rapallo."

    • November 12, 1921 Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments

    • November 12, 1922 "The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana."

    • November 12, 1927 "Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Communist Party, catapulting Josef Stalin to the top."

    • November 12, 1927 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

    • November 12, 1928 "British steamer ""Vestris"" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110"

    • November 12, 1933 First known photo of Loch Ness monster (or whatever) is taken

    • November 12, 1933 Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.

    • November 12, 1933 Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany

    • November 12, 1934 "Laurel and Hardy: The musical Babes in Toyland debuts, featuring Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel as comic relief."

    • November 12, 1936 "In California, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic."

    • November 12, 1936 The first TV Gardening show airs

    • November 12, 1936 The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

    • November 12, 1938 Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland

    • November 12, 1938 "Hermann Gring announces Nazi Germany plans to make Madagascar the ""Jewish homeland"", an idea that actually was first considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl."

    • November 12, 1939 Jews of Lodz Poland are ordered to wear yellow armbands

    • November 12, 1941 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted

    • November 12, 1941 "The Soviet cruiser ""Chervona Ukraina"" is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol."

    • November 12, 1941 World War II: Temperatures around Moscow drop to -12 C and the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.

    • November 12, 1942 North Africa west of Algiers is subdued by Allied forces.

    • November 12, 1942 "World War II: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal, which would last for three days."

    • November 12, 1945 Canadian rock musician Neil Young is born

    • November 12, 1946 "A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows."

    • November 12, 1946 First drive-in bank window established (Chicago)

    • November 12, 1946 "Walt Disney's ""Song Of The South"" released"

    • November 12, 1948 "In Tokyo, an international war crimes tribunal sentences seven Japanese military and government officials to death, including General Hideki Tojo, for their roles in World War II."

    • November 12, 1948 Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

    • November 12, 1951 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock AL

    • November 12, 1954 "Ellis Island, the U.S. immigration processing center located in New York Harbor, closes today. Since it opened in 1892, it had processed more than 20 million immigrants."

    • November 12, 1956 "Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, first sighted"

    • November 12, 1956 "Morocco, Sudan, and Tunista join the United Nations."

    • November 12, 1960 Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails

    • November 12, 1961 Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci is born

    • November 12, 1964 Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH

    • November 12, 1965 Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus

    • November 12, 1966 High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame

    • November 12, 1969 Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.

    • November 12, 1970 Charles de Gaulle is buried in Paris

    • November 12, 1970 "The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous exploding whale incident."

    • November 12, 1971 "Vietnam War: As part of Vietnamization, US President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam."

    • November 12, 1977 "New Orleans elects first black mayor, Ernest (Dutch) Morial"

    • November 12, 1979 "Iran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran."

    • November 12, 1979 US halts Iranian oil imports & freezes Iranian assets

    • November 12, 1980 NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana

    • November 12, 1980 "US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn"

    • November 12, 1981 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)

    • November 12, 1981 First balloon crossing of the Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)

    • November 12, 1981 The Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first spacecraft to be launched twice.

    • November 12, 1982 "In the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov becomes the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev."

    • November 12, 1982 "Lech Wasa, a Solidarity leader, is released from a Polish prison after eleven months."

    • November 12, 1982 "Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as Soviet leader, but not for long"

    • November 12, 1983 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas

    • November 12, 1984 Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite first space salvage

    • November 12, 1985 STS 61-B vehicle moves to the launch pad

    • November 12, 1985 The province of Ontario looses its Standard & Poors triple A credit rating

    • November 12, 1987 Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine

    • November 12, 1989 Brazil holds first free presidential election in 29 years

    • November 12, 1990 "Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch."

    • November 12, 1990 Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

    • November 12, 1991 """Full House"" 100th episode-The twins are born"

    • November 12, 1991 "Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor."

    • November 12, 1993 "Decree of President of Kazakhstan ""About introducing national currency of Republic of Kazakhstan"" is issued."

    • November 12, 1993 "The first Ultimate Fighting Championship is held in Denver, Colorado."

    • November 12, 1994 Then Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

    • November 12, 1995 Canadian Chris Hadfield flys on the space shuttle as mission specialist

    • November 12, 1996 "A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349."

    • November 12, 1997 Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

    • November 12, 1998 Daimler-Benz completes a merger with Chrysler to form Daimler-Chrysler.

    • November 12, 1999 The Dzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.

    • November 12, 2001 "2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops."

    • November 12, 2001 "In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground."

    • November 12, 2003 "Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base."

    • November 12, 2006 The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.

    • November 12, 2009 "At least 18 people are killed in an illegal mine collapse in western Ghana, Ghana's most devastating mining tragedy."

    • November 12, 2009 Former President of Palau Tommy Remengesau is convicted of 12 ethics code violations.

    • November 12, 2009 "In the Glasgow North East by-election, voters pick Labour candidate Willie Bain as the replacement for former Speaker of the British House of Commons Michael Martin."

    • November 12, 2009 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev calls for an overhaul of the Russian economy and democratic modernisation in an annual state of nation address.

    • November 12, 2009 "Sheikh Mohamed Abdi Aware, a Somali judge known for issuing tough sentences to pirates and Islamists, is shot dead in Somalia's Puntland region."

    • November 12, 2009 "The discovery of two sunken World War II Japanese submarines off Oahu, Hawaii, is announced."

    • November 12, 2009 The government of Venezuela nationalizes the Fama de America and Cafea coffee producers.

    • November 12, 2009 The head of the Sri Lankan armed forces Sarath Fonseka resigns over reports he is suspected to contest the next presidential election.

    • November 12, 2009 Thousands of Maoist supporters demonstrate in an anti-government protest in Nepal over the President's decision to overrule attempts to sack the head of the army.

    • November 12, 2009 "U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese authorities of running illegal ""black jails"" where Chinese citizens are detained for bringing up local complaints."

    • November 12, 2009 United States Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan will face 13 charges of murder for the Fort Hood shooting.

    • November 12, 2009 United States Federal prosecutors begin legal action to seize properties owned by the Alavi Foundation on the grounds that it has ties with Iran.

    • November 12, 2010 A Chinese vase found during a house clearout in London has sold at auction for what is believed to be a world record 43 million ($68 million). - UK







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