What happened this day in history November 12

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 317th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 30, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,856,160 minutes 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 ‘trihectadecaheptagon’ day.

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 78 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 4,344 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 12 Historical Events

  • 1892
    William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
  • 1933
    Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.
  • 1941
    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.
  • 1956
    Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations.
  • 1968
    Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre – Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.
  • 1981
    Space Shuttle program: mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.
  • 1982
    In the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov becomes the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.
  • 1990
    Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
  • 1991
    Dili Massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.

Who were born on November 12?

  • 1729
    Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)
  • 1755
    Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general (d. 1813)
  • 1886
    Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • 1924
    Sam Jones, American jazz bassist and cellist (d. 1981)
  • 1939
    Terry McDonald, English footballer
  • 1941
    Carol Gluck, American academic and Japanologist
  • 1948
    Cliff Harris, American football player
  • 1954
    Rob Lytle, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1963
    Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor
  • 1976
    Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer

Who died on November 12?

  • 607
    Pope Boniface III, Roman-born (birth date unknown)
  • 1595
    John Hawkins, English shipbuilder and trader (b. 1532)
  • 1836
    Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (b. 1773)
  • 1955
    Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (b. 1878)
  • 1972
    Rudolf Friml, Czech composer (b. 1879)
  • 1987
    Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish musician (b. 1937)
  • 2003
    Penny Singleton, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2005
    William G. Adams, Canadian politician (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Catherine Baker Knoll, American politician (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Karl Plutus, Estonian jurist and centenarian (b. 1904)

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