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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1602Sebastian Viscaino lands at and names San Diego, California.
- 1793Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
- 1892William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
- 1893The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan; the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two nations.
- 1927Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
- 1941World War II: temperatures around Moscow drop to -12° C as the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.
- 1968Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations.
- 1991Dili Massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
- 2003Iraq war: in Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
Who were born on November 12?
- 1606Jeanne Mance, French settler of New France (d. 1673)
- 1872William Fay, Irish actor and theatre producer (d. 1947)
- 1901James Luther Adams, American theologian (d. 1994)
- 1941Carol Gluck, American academic and Japanologist
- 1953Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer and guitarist
- 1959Vincent Irizarry, American actor
- 1961Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
- 1973Radha Mitchell, Australian actress
- 1976Richelle Mead, American writer
- 1979Corey Maggette, American basketball player
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