November 12: Day of the Week
November 12, 2021 is the 316th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 764Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.
- 1555The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
- 1602Sebastian Viscaino lands at and names San Diego, California.
- 1940World War II: The Battle of Gabon ends as Free French Forces take Libreville, Gabon, and all of French Equatorial Africa from Vichy France forces.
- 1969Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre – Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.
- 1978Pope John Paul II takes possession of his Cathedral Church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, as the Bishop of Rome.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1850Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)
- 1872William Fay, Irish actor and theatre producer (d. 1947)
- 1939Ruby Nash Curtis, American singer (Ruby & the Romantics)
- 1943Julie Ege, Norwegian actress (d. 2008)
- 1962Neal Shusterman, American writer
- 1963Sam Lloyd, American actor
- 1976Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer
- 1976Tevin Campbell, American R&B singer
- 1978Andrew Kinlochan, British singer (Phixx)
- 1984Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer
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