November 12 Events

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November 12th, 2006 (November 12 2006)EventThe former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
November 12th, 2003 (November 12 2003)EventIraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
November 12th, 2003 (November 12 2003)EventWith 501 km/h (311 mph) Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems.
November 12th, 2001 (November 12 2001)EventIn New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.John F. Kennedy Quotes
November 12th, 2001 (November 12 2001)Event2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
November 12th, 1999 (November 12 1999)EventThe Duzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.
November 12th, 1998 (November 12 1998)EventThen Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.
November 12th, 1998 (November 12 1998)EventDaimler-Benz completes a merger with Chrysler to form Daimler-Chrysler.
November 12th, 1997 (November 12 1997)EventRamzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
November 12th, 1996 (November 12 1996)EventA Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349.
November 12th, 1993 (November 12 1993)EventDecree of President of Kazakhstan "About introducing national currency of Republic of Kazakhstan" is issued.
November 12th, 1991 (November 12 1991)EventDili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
November 12th, 1990 (November 12 1990)EventCrown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
November 12th, 1990 (November 12 1990)EventTim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
November 12th, 1982 (November 12 1982)EventIn the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov becomes the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party s Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.Leonid Brezhnev Quotes
November 12th, 1982 (November 12 1982)EventLech Walesa, a Solidarity leader, is released from a Polish prison after eleven months.Lech Walesa Quotes
November 12th, 1981 (November 12 1981)EventThe Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first spacecraft to be launched twice.
November 12th, 1980 (November 12 1980)EventThe NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes first images of its rings.
November 12th, 1979 (November 12 1979)EventIran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.Jimmy Carter Quotes
November 12th, 1978 (November 12 1978)EventAs Bishop of Rome Pope John Paul II took possession of his Cathedral Church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran
November 12th, 1971 (November 12 1971)EventVietnam 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.
November 12th, 1970 (November 12 1970)EventThe Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous exploding whale incident.
November 12th, 1969 (November 12 1969)EventVietnam War: My Lai MassacreIndependent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.
November 12th, 1948 (November 12 1948)EventIn Tokyo, an international war crimes tribunal sentences seven Japanese military and government officials to death, including General Hideki Tojo, for their roles in World War II.
November 12th, 1946 (November 12 1946)EventA branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
November 12th, 1944 (November 12 1944)EventWorld 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 Tromso, Norway.
November 12th, 1942 (November 12 1942)EventWorld War II: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal, which would last for three days.
November 12th, 1941 (November 12 1941)EventWorld War II: Temperatures around Moscow drop to -12 C and the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.
November 12th, 1941 (November 12 1941)EventThe Soviet cruiser "Chervona Ukraina" is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.
November 12th, 1938 (November 12 1938)EventHermann Goring announces Nazi Germany plans to make Madagascar the "Jewish homeland", an idea that actually was first considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl.Hermann Goring Quotes
November 12th, 1936 (November 12 1936)EventIn California, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
November 12th, 1933 (November 12 1933)EventHugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.
November 12th, 1927 (November 12 1927)EventLeon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.Leon Trotsky Quotes
November 12th, 1922 (November 12 1922)EventThe Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
November 12th, 1920 (November 12 1920)EventItaly and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rapallo.
November 12th, 1918 (November 12 1918)EventAustria becomes a republic.
November 12th, 1912 (November 12 1912)EventThe frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
November 12th, 1905 (November 12 1905)Event(November 12 & November 13) Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
November 12th, 1893 (November 12 1893)EventThe treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistanthe Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.
November 12th, 1892 (November 12 1892)EventWilliam "Pudge" Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
November 12th, 1847 (November 12 1847)EventSir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.
November 12th, 1793 (November 12 1793)EventJean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
November 12th, 1555 (November 12 1555)EventThe English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
November 12th, 1439 (November 12 1439)EventPlymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.
November 12th, 1028 (November 12 1028)EventFuture Byzantine empress Zoe marries Romanus Argyrus according to the wishes of the dying Constantine VIII.
November 12th, 0764 (November 12 0764)EventTibetan troops occupy Chang an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.

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