About November 12

November 12, 2021 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.

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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 81 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.
  • 1439
    Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.
  • 1892
    William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
  • 1918
    Austria becomes a republic.
  • 1920
    Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rapallo.
  • 1927
    Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.
  • 1938
    Hermann Göring proposes plans to make Madagascar the “Jewish homeland”, an idea that had first been considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Battle of Gabon ends as Free French Forces take Libreville, Gabon, and all of French Equatorial Africa from Vichy France forces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous “exploding whale” incident.
  • 1975
    The Comoros joins the United Nations.
  • 1982
    In the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov becomes the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.
  • 1990
    Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
  • 1997
    Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
  • 1999
    The Düzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.
  • 2001
    Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
  • 2003
    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.

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