November 12, 2014 in History


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

More Notable Events on November 12:
1989 Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years
1981 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed, Double Eagle V
1979 U.S. halts Iranian oil imports and freezes Iranian assets
1975 Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired after 36 years
1900 World's Fair in Paris opens, 50 million visitors
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