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 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, 27,277,920 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 ‘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

  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days.
  • 1948
    In Tokyo, an international war crimes tribunal sentences seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre – Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.
  • 1970
    The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous “exploding whale” incident.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.
  • 1981
    Space Shuttle program: mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.
  • 1991
    Dili Massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.

Who were born on November 12?

  • 1815
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American suffragette (d. 1902)
  • 1817
    Bahá'u'lláh, Persian spiritual figure (d. 1892)
  • 1881
    Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (d. 1948)
  • 1892
    Tudor Davies, Welsh operatic tenor (d. 1958)
  • 1920
    Richard Quine, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1927
    Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)
  • 1931
    Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (The Four Seasons)
  • 1940
    Michel Audet, Quebec economist and politician
  • 1969
    Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim
  • 1977
    Benni McCarthy, South African footballer

Who died on November 12?

  • 1035
    King Cnut the Great, Danish-born King of Denmark, England and Norway (b. 985 or 995)
  • 1555
    Stephen Gardiner, English statesman (b. 1497)
  • 1606
    St. Nicholas Owen, English Jesuit and martyr (b. c. 1550)
  • 1742
    Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
  • 1941
    Abe “Kid Twist” Reles, American mobster (b. 1907)
  • 1969
    Liu Shaoqi, Chinese revolutionary, and statesman (b. 1898)
  • 1976
    Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)
  • 2000
    Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    William G. Adams, Canadian politician (b. 1923)
  • 2010
    Karl Plutus, Estonian jurist and centenarian (b. 1904)

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