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.
  • 1028
    Future Byzantine empress Zoe takes the throne as empress consort to Romanus Argyrus.
  • 1793
    Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
  • 1918
    Austria becomes a republic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
  • 1968
    Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    The Comoros joins the United Nations.
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul II takes possession of his Cathedral Church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, as the Bishop of Rome.
  • 1990
    Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
  • 1990
    Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
  • 2011
    Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

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