Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 12, 2006
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.
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.
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 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 tribunal
s against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts against the United States
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
Tuesday, November 12, 1996
Sunday, November 12, 1995
Friday, November 12, 1993
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.
Kidnappers in Lebanon set Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland free.
American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libya
n 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.
Tuesday, November 12, 1985
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
Friday, November 12, 1971
Thursday, November 12, 1970
The Soviet Union enters the ICAO
, making Russian
the fourth official language of the organization.
Soviet author Andrei Amalrik
is sentenced to 3 years for 'anti-Soviet' writings.
Wednesday, November 12, 1969
Friday, November 12, 1965
Thursday, November 12, 1959
Friday, November 12, 1954
Monday, November 12, 1951
Friday, November 12, 1948
Thursday, November 12, 1942
WWII: Battle of Guadalcanal: A naval battle near Guadalcanal starts between Japanese and American forces.
Wednesday, November 12, 1941
Saturday, November 12, 1938
Britain formally recognised Italy's control of Ethiopia. In return Mussolini agreed to withdraw 10,000 troops from Spain.
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.
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
, 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)
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.
Monday, November 6, 1094 (Julianian calendar)
The city of Zagreb
, is first mentioned as a bishopric see.
The antipope Clement III is deposed, and Urban II
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)