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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy to make way for an emergency government to address the country's economic crisis thousands of Italians celebrate his departure in street demonstrations. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15708729 (BBC) //www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/12/us-italy-idUSTRE7AA2GC20111112?feedType=RSSfeedName=topNewsutm_source=feedburnerutm_medium=feedutm_caign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29 (Reuters) //www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/12/silvio-berlusconi-resign-italy-eurozone ("The Independent")

Friday, November 12, 2010

Leaders from Germany, France and the United Kingdom hold an emergency meeting at the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit after panic selling of Irish debt spreads to Spain and Portugal. //www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AB0P420101112?utm_source=feedburnerutm_medium=feedutm_caign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29 (Reuters)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thousands of Maoist supporters demonstrate in an anti-government protest in Nepal over the President's decision to overrule attempts to sack the head of the army. //www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/nepal/Maoists-hold-mass-protest/Article1-475498.aspx ("Hindustan Times") //www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j-TaOEAeQhMmj-GCWQ1A7_UhZjnA (AFP) //news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/12/content_12441018.htm (Xinhua) //www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=50+injured+as+police%2C+Maoists+clashNewsID=46503 ("The Himalayan Times")

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

India's Chandrayaan-1 lunar exploration mission successfully completes its journey to the Moon, entering its intended operational orbit above the surface. //ibnlive.in.com/news/mission-accomplished-chandrayaan-enters-moon-orbit/78022-11.html?from=rssfeed (CNN-IBN)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
The former Soviet autonomous oblast of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia, heightening tension in the Caucasus. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6140448.stm (BBC News)
A suicide bomber kills at least 35 people and injures about 50 more at a police recruiting center in Baghdad. //abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2647285CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 (AP via ABC News)

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Occupation of Iraq: 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.
Thirty-one people, mostly members of Italian security forces, are killed in a mid-morning truck bombing in Nasiriya. Italian opposition politicians call for a pullout from Iraq. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3263087.stm//www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1083284,00.html
The Peruvian Congress approves more charges against ex-President Alberto Fujimori, alleging he trafficked arms to Colombian guerrillas, sanctioned torture, was responsible for the disappearance of student activists, and mismanaged millions of dollars from Japanese charities to build schools for poor children in Peru, with an unexplained shortfall in funds received, among other irregularities.
Shanghai With 501 km/h (311 mph) the Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems. //www.transrapid.de/cgi-tdb/en/basics.prg?session=543d3a_no=9

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Anti-Semitism: Harvard University canceled an invitation to Irish poet and Oxford University lecturer Tom Paulin after some statements attributed to him in an article in an Egyptian newspaper, al-Ahram, were labelled anti-Jewish by university officials. Paulin is ed (amongst other things) as saying that American Jewish settlers in Israel should be shot dead. ... I think they are Nazis, racists. I feel nothing but hatred for them. He is also ed as saying that he understands how suicide bombers feel, and recommends that Palestinians take up guerrilla warfare against civilians in order to create a sense of solidarity. Paulin, whilst outspoken, is a prominent supporter of many liberal causes.

Monday, November 12, 2001

In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, headed to the Dominican Republic, crashes in Queens minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board.
In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587 crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on-board.
In the first such act since World War II, U.S. President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts against the United States.
Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Soliah (Sara Jane Olsen) withdraws her previous guilty plea.
Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a 4-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar.
2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops (Northern Alliance fighters took Kabul on November 14).

Friday, November 12, 1999

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Duzce and northwestern Turkey, killing 845 and injuring 4,948.

Wednesday, November 12, 1997

Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the World Trade Center 1993 bombings.

Tuesday, November 12, 1996

Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 collides in mid-air with Kazakhstan Airlines Il-76 in New Delhi, India, resulting in the loss of 349 lives.

Sunday, November 12, 1995

The Millbrook Commonwealth Action Programme, a programme to implement the Harare Declaration, is announced by the Commonwealth Heads of Government.

Friday, November 12, 1993

London Convention: Marine dumping of radioactive waste is outlawed.

Tuesday, November 12, 1991

An Azerbaijani MI-8 helicopter carrying 19 peacekeeping mission team with officials and journalists from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is shot down by Armenian military forces in Khojavend district of Azerbaijan.
Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after 13 years of exile.
Süleyman Demirel of DYP forms the new government of Turkey (49th government, coalition partner CHP).
Kidnappers in Lebanon set Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland free.
Serb troops take Vukovar after an 87-day siege, and commit the worst massacre in Croatian history.
June Rowlands is elected the first female Mayor of Toronto.
American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials, in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

Sunday, November 12, 1989

Brazil holds its first free presidential election since 1960. This marks the first time that all Ibero-American nations, excepting Cuba, have elected constitutional governments simultaneously.

Wednesday, November 12, 1986

Greater Manchester Police announce that they are to search for the bodies of 2 missing children (who both vanished more than 20 years ago) after the Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley confess to 2 more murders.
Australian singer John Farnham releases the album "Whispering Jack", which becomes the highest selling album in Australia's history.

Tuesday, November 12, 1985

A total solar eclipseoccurs over Antarctica at 14:11:22 UTC.

Friday, November 12, 1982

In the Soviet Union, former KGB head Yuri Andropov is selected to become the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Leonid I. Brezhnev.

Thursday, November 12, 1981

The Church of EnglandGeneral Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.

Friday, November 12, 1971

Vietnam War ndash Vietnamization: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972, as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.

Thursday, November 12, 1970

Southern Airlines Flight 932 crashes in Wayne County, West Virginia all 75 on board, including 37 players and 5 coaches from the Marshall University football team, are killed.
The Soviet Union enters the ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of the organization.
1970 Bhola cyclone: A 120-mph (193 km/h) tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people (considered the 20th century's worst cyclone disaster).
Soviet author Andrei Amalrik is sentenced to 3 years for 'anti-Soviet' writings.
Hafez al-Assad comes to power in Syria, following a military coup within the Ba'ath party.

Wednesday, November 12, 1969

Vietnam War ndash My Lai Massacre: Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.

Friday, November 12, 1965

A UN Security Council resolution (voted 10–0) recommends that other countries not recognize independent Rhodesia.

Thursday, November 12, 1959

The Warner Bros. religious epic "The Miracle", very loosely based on the 1911 stage pantomime "Das Mirakel", is released. It is a critical and financial bomb.

Friday, November 12, 1954

The main immigration port-of-entry in New York Harbor at Ellis Island closes.

Monday, November 12, 1951

The National Ballet of Canada performs for the first time in Eaton Auditorium.

Friday, November 12, 1948

In Tokyo, an international war crimes tribunal sentences 7 Japanese military and government officials to death, including General Hideki Tojo, for their roles in World War II.

Thursday, November 12, 1942

WWII: Battle of Guadalcanal: A naval battle near Guadalcanal starts between Japanese and American forces.

Wednesday, November 12, 1941

WWII: As Battle of Moscow begins, 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.

Saturday, November 12, 1938

Britain formally recognised Italy's control of Ethiopia. In return Mussolini agreed to withdraw 10,000 troops from Spain.
The first reported attack of The Halifax Slashermass hysteria incident.
French Finance Minister Paul Reynaud brings into effect a series of laws aiming at improving French productivity (thus aiming to undo the economic weaknesses which led to Munich), and undoes most of the economic and social laws of the Popular Front.

Thursday, November 12, 1936

Monday, November 12, 1928

The SS Vestris developed a severe starboard list, was abandoned and sank approximately 200 miles off Hton Roads, Virginia, USA. Estimates of the dead vary from between 110-127.

Monday, November 12, 1923

Her Highness Princess Maud of Fife marries Captain Charles Alexander Carnegie in Wellington Barracks, London.

Sunday, November 12, 1922

Sigma Gamma Rho (ΣΓΡ) Sorority, Incorporated is founded by 7 educators in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group becomes an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter is granted to the Alpha Chapter at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tuesday, November 12, 1918

Austria becomes a republic.
Hungary declares independence from Austria.

Tuesday, November 12, 1833

November 13 ndash Stars Fell on Alabama: A spectacular occurrence of the Leonid meteor shower is observed in Alabama.

Wednesday, November 12, 1828

Anouvong, ruler of the Kingdom of Vientiane, is deposed and the kingdom is annexed by Siam. During the war, the city of Vientiane is obliterated by Siamese forces.

Tuesday, November 3, 1439 (Julianian calendar)

At the Portuguese Cortes, Peter, Duke of Coimbra is appointed Regent of the Kingdom.
In England, Plymouth becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.
Logabirum is mentioned for the first time.
Johannes Gutenberg develops printing with movable type at Mainz at about this date.
The Great Ordinance is adopted by the French Estates-General. This measure grants the king the exclusive right to raise troops, and establishes the taxation measure known as the "taille" in support of a standing army.

Saturday, November 5, 1216 (Julianian calendar)

Dresden receives city rights.
William Marshal and the papal legate to England, Guala Bicchieri, issue a Charter of Liberties, based on the Magna Carta, in the new King of England's name.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Monday, November 6, 1094 (Julianian calendar)

The city of Zagreb, Croatia, is first mentioned as a bishopric see.
The antipope Clement III is deposed, and Urban II becomes pope.
Donald III succeeds Duncan II as King of Scotland.

Wednesday, November 6, 1028 (Julianian calendar)

Dying Emperor Constantine VIII of the Byzantine Empire marries his daughter Zoe of Byzantium to his chosen heir Romanus Argyrus.

Friday, November 9, 680 (Julianian calendar)

The Sixth Ecumenical Council opens in Constantinople and ends September 16, 681.

Thursday, November 9, 674 (Julianian calendar)

In Japan, Princess Oku proceeds to the Ise Jingu.
The first glasswindows are placed in English churches.
Cenfus and then Aescwine succeed to the throne of Wessex.
Dagobert II and Theuderic I succeed Childeric II as king(s) of the Franks
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