November 12: Day of the Week
November 12, 2023 is the 316th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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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)
- 1905Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
- 1928SS Vestris sinks approximately 200 mi off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned.
- 1933Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.
- 1936In California, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
- 1978Pope John Paul II takes possession of his Cathedral Church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, as the Bishop of Rome.
- 1990Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
- 1990Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
- 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.
- 2001Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
- 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)
- 1881Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)
- 1901James Luther Adams, American theologian (d. 1994)
- 1908Harry Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1999)
- 1917Jo Stafford, American singer (d. 2008)
- 1929Michael Ende, German writer (d. 1995)
- 1962Brix Smith, American singer and guitarist (The Fall, The Adult Net)
- 1974Tamala Jones, American actress
- 1977Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
- 1978Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and professional wrestler
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