What are the important events that happened on November 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
November 12: Facts & Myths About This Day
November 12 is the 316th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 30, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,636,675,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadecahexagon’ day.
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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 81 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,248 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 12 Historical Events
William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
SS Vestris sinks approximately 200 mi off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned.
World War II: temperatures around Moscow drop to -12° C as the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.
A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.
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.
Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
Iraq war: in Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
Who were born on November 12?
Letitia Christian Tyler, US First Lady (d. 1842)
Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (d. 1856)
Buck Dharma (born Donald Roeser), American vocalist and guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
Sinyan Shen, American physicist and composer
Katharine Weber, American novelist
Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter
Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster
Ethan Zohn, American footballer and reality show contestant
Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and professional wrestler
Who died on November 12?
John Hawkins, English shipbuilder and trader (b. 1532)
Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)
Chester Himes, American writer (b. 1909)
Eve Arden, American actress (b. 1908)
Wilma Rudolph, American runner (b. 1940)
Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
Albert Hague, German-born American actor and songwriter (b. 1920)
Kay E. Kuter, American actor (b. 1925)
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