About November 12

November 12, 2024 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.

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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 78 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.
  • 1892
    William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
  • 1893
    The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan; the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two nations.
  • 1905
    Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
  • 1918
    Austria becomes a republic.
  • 1920
    Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rapallo.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul II takes possession of his Cathedral Church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, as the Bishop of Rome.
  • 1990
    Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
  • 1991
    Dili Massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
  • 1997
    Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record (501 km/h) for commercial railway systems, which remains the fastest for unmodified commercial rail vehicles.

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