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Notable Historical Events on November 12th

1923In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8

1986Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open

1938Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland

1953David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1912Robert Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica

1990Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

1927Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator

1909Mackenzie King takes his seat in the House of Commons as Minister of Labour

2012Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

1984Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"

200842nd Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

November 12th Historical Events
Date Event
295
Origin of Era of Ascension 
764
Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days. 
954
Lotharius becomes king of France 
1439
Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament. 
1555
The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism. 
1591
Castiliaans army occupies Zaragoza 
1614
Treaty of Xanten: Guliks-Kleefse War victory ends 
1673
Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn 
1682
Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy 
1727
France & Bavaria renew secret treaty 
1775
General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks 
1793
Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined. 
1799
Andrew Ellicott makes the first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S, from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys 
1813
Allied troops occupy Zwolle Neth 
1823
Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens 
1833
The great Leonid Meteor shower was recorded 
1847
Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic. 
1859
Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name 
1873
Bay District Race Track opens 
1885
Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game 
1892
Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player 
1892
Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pitts Athletic CLub, 4-0 in football 
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 sister nations. 
1894
Lawrence Hargrave, Australian aeronautical pioneer and inventor of the box kite, linked four huge box kites together and flew - but remained attached to the ground by piano wire 
1899
British troops reach Durban Natal 
1900
World's Fair (Exposition Universelle) in Paris closes (50 million visitors) - Art Nouveau style dominates 
1905
(November 12 & November 13) Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic. 
1906
C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps 
1908
Andrew Fisher assumes the position of prime minister for what turns out to be a short-lived second Labour government, Australia 
1909
Mackenzie King takes his seat in the House of Commons as Minister of Labour 
1910
1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon 
1912
Robert Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica 
1914
Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war 
1915
Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago 
1915
Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry 
1918
Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic 
1919
Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia 
1920
Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner 
1921
Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments 
1922
The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
1923
In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8 
1924
Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron 
1925
US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts 
1926
The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers 
1927
1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens 
1927
Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green 
1927
Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator 
1928
British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110 
1931
Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chic Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1 
1931
Sibelius/Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott" premieres in London 
1932
24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion 
1933
1st Sunday football game in Philadelphia (previously illegal) 
1933
1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Bkln Dodgers 32-0 
1933
First known photo of so-called Loch Ness monster is taken 
1933
Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany 
1935
Egas Moniz performs the first modern brain surgery on the frontal lobes to treat mental disorders, at Santa Marta Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal 
1936
1st TV Gardening show 
1936
Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill 
1936
Oakland Bay Bridge opens 
1936
St Louis Browns sold to Donald L Barnes & William O DeWitt 
1938
Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland 
1939
Jews in Lodz Poland ordered to wear yellow star of David 
1940
Blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes) 
1941
Germany's drive to take Moscow halted 
1941
WOV-AM & WNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters 
1941
Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 
1942
In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began 
1943
Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands 
1944
RAF sinks German battleship "Tirpitz" at Tromso Fjord, Norway 
1945
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN) 
1946
1st "autobank" (banking by car) forms (Chicago) 
1946
Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released 
1946
A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows. 
1947
KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR) 
1947
Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced 
1948
Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal 
1948
The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland 
1950
Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards 
1951
"Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances 
1952
Phila A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP 
1952
White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape 
1953
David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel 
1953
US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games 
1954
Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed 
1955
1st West German officers sworn in 
1955
E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame 
1956
Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted 
1958
Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award 
1959
White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP 
1960
Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails 
1960
Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude 
1963
Train crash in Japan, kills 164 
1964
Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg 
1964
Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH 
1965
Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines 
1965
General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka 
1965
Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ 
1965
Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus 
1966
Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ 
1966
Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record 
1966
High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame 
1967
Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic 
1967
Packers' Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7 
1968
KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1968
Epperson v. Arkansas in US Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional 
1969
Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union 
1969
Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP 
1969
US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19 
1969
WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1970
240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die 
1970
Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103 
1970
Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell 
1970
Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh), 
1970
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland 
1973
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th String Quartet premieres 
1974
South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies 
1974
A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833 
1975
NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award 
1975
Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years 
1977
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1977
New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial 
1978
"Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances 
1978
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open 
1979
Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal 
1979
US President Carter announces a halts to Iranian oil imports & freezes Iranian assets 
1980
Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award 
1980
NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana 
1980
US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn 
1981
1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V) 
1981
2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2) 
1981
Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal" premieres in NYC 
1981
Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's) 
1981
Great Britain performs nuclear test 
1981
Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World 
1982
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1982
USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader 
1982
Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket v India, goes to 215 
1983
4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas 
1983
NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3 
1984
Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together" 
1984
Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage 
1985
R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane 
1985
STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad 
1985
Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb 
1985
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct 
1986
France performs nuclear test 
1986
Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously 
1987
"Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances 
1987
Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine 
1987
Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World 
1988
Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7) 
1988
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1989
George Forest's musical "Grand Hotel" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances 
1989
Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years 
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. 
1990
"The Body Bag Game", in the days leading to the clash, Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan threatened a beating so severe that "they'll have to be carted off in body bags". Ryan's words were prophetic, as the Eagles defense scored three touchdowns in a 28—14 win and knocked eight Redskins out of the game, including two quarterbacks 
1991
"Full House" 100th episode-twins are born 
1991
Atlanta Brave Tom Glavine wins NL Cy Young Award 
1991
Indonesian army shoots on funeral possession: 270-520 die 
1991
Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor. 
1992
NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time 
1995
25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06 
1995
26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00 
1995
Last day of Test cricket for Martin Crowe 
1995
Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003 
1995
NY MTA raises subway & bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50 
1995
STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit 
1996
Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award 
1997
Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004 
1997
Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award 
1998
NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak 
1998
Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol. 
1999
The Düzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. 
2001
2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops. 
2001
In 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. 
2003
With 501 km/h (311 mph) Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems. 
2003
Iraq 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. 
2006
The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia. 
2008
42nd Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins 
2011
Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis. 
2012
Into the Silence by Wade Davis wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize 
2012
Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame 
2015
Red Cross: At least 37 killed, 180 hurt in southern Beirut suicide bombings 
2015
ISIS threatens Russia in new video 
2016
Russia says expects sanctions to stay in place despite Trump win 
2016
Japan and India sign civil nuclear agreement 
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