November 12 Events in History - November 12 Birthdays - November 12 Deaths
2014 The U.S. and China have agreed to cut greenhouse gases, with U.S. President Barack Obama setting a goal of at least a 26 percent reduction over 2005 levels by 2025; China's Xi Jinping is making the nationŐs first commitment
2014 The European Space Agency makes history by landing a probe named Philae on the surface of a comet; scientists report that the probe anchors did not fire and that the vessel appears to have made two landings
2013 A plan to improve the technical functionality of U.S. stock exchanges in announced following the NASDAQ halt in trading in August, 2013
2013 Hawaii joins 15 other states in legalizing same-sex marriage
2012 Wade Davis' non-fiction book, 'Into the Silence', wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize
2012 The European Physical Society's annual Edison Volta Prize is awarded to CERN Director General, Rolf-Dieter Heuer
2011 In Italy, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigns, as an emergency government takes his place to deal with the country's economic crisis
2011 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls on Iran to respond to the IAEA report stating Iran is working on nuclear bomb technology
2010 The Mount Bulusan volcano in the Philippines erupts again, spreading an ash plume up to 700 meters above the volcano's crater
2001 American Airlines flight 587 crashes in Belle Harbor, New York, killing 265, vertical stabilizer failure
1999 Earthquake kills 700 in Duzce, Turkey
1998 New York Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
1997 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
1997 Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award
1996 Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award
1995 25th New York City Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
1995 26th New York City 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 New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority raises subway and bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
1995 STS-74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit
1992 New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time
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
1989 "Grand Hotel" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 1018 performances
1989 Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years
1989 George Forest's musical "Grand Hotel," premieres in New York City
1988 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1987 "Teddy and Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 77 performances
1987 Heavy snow closes schools from Washington D.C. to Maine
1987 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
1986 France performs nuclear test
1986 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously
1985 R. Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match vs. Australia at Brisbane
1985 STS-61-B vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct
1984 Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"
1984 Space shuttle astronauts retreive a satellite - 1st space salvage
1983 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
1983 New Jersey Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 U.S.S.R. KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as U.S.S.R. leader
1982 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket vs. India, goes to 215
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 New York City
1981 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year for the Oakland A's
1981 Great Britain performs nuclear test
1981 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
1980 Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award
1980 U.S. space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn
1979 President Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil
1979 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
1979 U.S. halts Iranian oil imports and freezes Iranian assets
1978 "Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 33 performances
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1977 Ernest N. Morial elected mayor of New Orleans
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial
1975 New York Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
1975 Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired after 36 years
1974 South Africa suspended from United Nations General Assembly over racial policies
1973 Dmitri Shostakovich' 14th String Quartet premieres
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
1969 Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
1969 Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
1969 U.S. 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
1968 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional
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
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
1965 Ferdinand Marcos elected 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
1964 Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
1964 Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH
1963 Train crash in Japan, kills 164
1960 Coup against South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem fails
1959 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP
1958 Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
1956 Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted
1955 1st West German officers sworn in
1955 E. Arcaro, E. Sande and G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame
1954 Ellis Island, immigration station in New York Harbor, closed
1953 David Ben-Gurion, resigns as premier of Israel
1953 U.S. district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games
1952 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
1951 "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 289 performances
1951 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala
1950 Gene Roberts sets NFL New York Giant rushing record (218 yards) vs Chicago Cards
1948 Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
1947 KPO-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
1947 Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
1946 1st "autobank" (banking by car) forms (Chicago)
1946 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
1945 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)
1944 RAF sink German battleship "Tirpitz" at Tromso Fjord Norway
1943 Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands
1942 In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began
1941 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
1941 WOV-AM and WNEW-AM in New York City swaps call letters
1940 Blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes)
1939 Jews in Lodz Poland ordered to wear yellow star of David
1938 Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
1936 Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill
1936 Oakland Bay Bridge opens
1936 St. Louis Browns sold to Donald L Barnes and William O DeWitt
1933 1st Sunday football game in Philadelphia (previously illegal)
1933 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Brooklyn Dodgers 32-0
1933 1st known photo of Loch Ness monster is taken
1933 Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany
1932 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion
1931 Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chicago Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1
1931 Sibelius/Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott," premieres in London
1928 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes and sinks off Virginia, kills 110
1927 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey opens
1927 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green
1927 Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator
1925 U.S. and Italy sign peace accord about war debts
1924 Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron
1923 In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power
1921 Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments
1920 Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner
1919 Ross and Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
1918 Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic
1915 Britain annexes Gilbert and Ellice archipelago
1915 Theodore W. Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry
1914 Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war
1912 Robert Scott's diary and dead body found in Antarctica
1910 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon
1906 C W Gregory (NSW vs. Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
1900 World's Fair in Paris opens, 50 million visitors
1899 British troops reach Durban Natal
1892 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player
1892 Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pitts Athletic CLub, 4-0 in football
1885 Montreal and Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game
1873 Bay District Race Track opens
1859 Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name
1823 Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens
1813 Allied troops occupy Zwolle, Netherlands
1775 General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks
1727 France and Bavaria renew secret treaty
1682 Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy
1673 Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn
1614 Treaty of Xanten: Guliks-Kleefse War victory ends
1591 Castiliaans army occupies Zaragoza
954 Lotharius becomes king of France
607 Boniface III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
295 Origin of Era of Ascension