November 12: Day of the Week
November 12, 2020 is the 317th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 12 Historical Event(s)
- 1028Future Byzantine empress Zoe takes the throne as empress consort to Romanus Argyrus.
- 1555The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
- 1905Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
- 1912The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
- 1942World War II: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days.
- 1979Iran hostage crisis: in response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.
- 1980The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.
- 1982In the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov becomes the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.
- 1996A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349. The deadliest mid-air collision to date.
- 2001In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
Who were born on November 12?
- 1606Jeanne Mance, French settler of New France (d. 1673)
- 1815Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American suffragette (d. 1902)
- 1848Eduard Müller, Swiss politician (d. 1919)
- 1897Karl Marx, German composer (d. 1985)
- 1901James Luther Adams, American theologian (d. 1994)
- 1938Denis DeJordy, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1949Jack Reed, American politician
- 1961Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
- 1963Michael Rogers (activist), American blogger and media publisher
- 1988Russell Westbrook, American basketball player
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