About November 12

November 12, 2022 is the 316th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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 71 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 12

  • 764
    Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.
  • 1028
    Future Byzantine empress Zoe takes the throne as empress consort to Romanus Argyrus.
  • 1439
    Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.
  • 1555
    The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
  • 1602
    Sebastian Viscaino lands at and names San Diego, California.
  • 1905
    Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
  • 1912
    The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
  • 1918
    Austria becomes a republic.
  • 1920
    Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rapallo.
  • 1928
    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.
  • 1938
    Hermann Göring proposes plans to make Madagascar the “Jewish homeland”, an idea that had first been considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers in one of the most successful precision bombing attacks of war and sinks the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349. The deadliest mid-air collision to date.
  • 2001
    Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
  • 2011
    Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

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