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12 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


12 November: In a year, the 12th of November is the 316th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 317th day of the year.

What special day is today? Readers would get a variety of news on different facets of human lives as well as on nations, organizations, and above all our planet and beyond.

You must be curious to know what happened today. Now get ready to explore an array of people, places, politics, and a lot more given in this article.

12 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 12 November

Art & Artists

    • 1859 Jules Léotard performed the first act using a flying trapeze (without a safety net) in Paris. He popularized a one-piece costume which was named after him later.
    • 1931 Opening of Abbey Road Studios in London where the Beatles recorded many albums there.
    • 2018 – Stan Lee, the comic book writer from America died at 95. He helped in the creation of iconic characters/stories such as the Avengers, the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, etc.

Science & Technology

    • 1833North America witnessed the spectacular show of the Leonid meteor shower (associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle). People saw hundreds of thousands of meteors falling from the sky in one night.
    • 1984 First space salvage operation (involving space walks) by American astronauts.

Leaders & Politics

    • 1900Enthronement of Akihito as the Japanese Emperor. As per the tradition, Akihito was the 125th direct offspring of Japan’s legendary first emperor Jimmu.
    • 1912Assassination of Spanish Prime Minister Jose Canalejas by the anarchist Manuel Pardinas.
    • 1930The first Round Table Conference in London between Britain and India to discuss India’s future constitution.

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People & Society

    • 1954The closure of the immigration reception center situated at Ellis Island (New York) The center processed and decided the fate of more than 12 million immigrants.
    • 1971 Establishment of the Arches National Park which is a sandstone formation in a desert region.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 1970 The Bhola cyclone hit (struck on 11th Nov but destruction happened on 12th Nov) Bangladesh (erstwhile East Pakistan) that destroyed the thickly inhabited Ganges-Brahmaputra deltaic region. It was possibly the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded. No less than 300,000 people were killed in this deadliest natural disaster.
    • 1991 Protesters open fire on the Indonesian forces in Dili, East Timor which took 250 lives.

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1980 – The U.S. spacecraft Voyager 1, launched by NASA, reached Saturn.
    • 1981 Launch of STS-2 space shuttle mission by NASA.

Leisure & Sports

    • 1994 Death of Wilma Rudolph, the American sprinter who won three gold medals (in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4×100-meter relay events) in the Rome Summer Olympics held in 1960.
    • 1982 Zaheer Abbas, the Pakistani cricketer gets his 100th 100 in first-class cricket.

Birth Anniversaries (12 November)

    • 1815 Elizabeth Cady Stanton (American feminism activist)
    • 1840 Auguste Rodin (French sculptor)
    • 1866 Sun Yat-Sen (A great leader from China)
    • 1945 Neil Young (Filmmaker and musician from Canada)
    • 1961 Nadia Comaneci (The Romanian is the first gymnast who scored the perfect 10 points at the Olympics)

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Death Anniversaries (12 November)

    • 1035 Canute the Great (Danish King)
    • 1939 Norman Bethune (Canadian physician)
    • 2001 Tony Miles (Chess Grandmaster from England
    • 2003 Penny Singleton (Actress from America)

What Special Day is Today: (12 November)

    • World Pneumonia Day
    • Constitution Day (Azerbaijan)
    • National Youth Day (East Timor)
    • National Health Day (Indonesia)
    • Father’s Day (Indonesia)


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