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Thursday November 12, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1793
    Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
  • 1892
    William “Pudge” Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
  • 1933
    Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.
  • 1936
    In California, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
  • 1970
    The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous “exploding whale” incident.
  • 1990
    Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
  • 1991
    Dili Massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
  • 1996
    A 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.
  • 2001
    In 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.
  • 2011
    Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

Who were born on November 12?

  • 1615
    Richard Baxter, English clergyman (d. 1691)
  • 1684
    Edward Vernon, English Royal Navy admiral (d. 1757)
  • 1815
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American suffragette (d. 1902)
  • 1833
    Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887)
  • 1916
    Paul Emery, English racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1922
    Kim Hunter, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1938
    Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian politician
  • 1952
    Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
  • 1975
    Nina Brosh, Israeli model and actress
  • 1984
    Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean rally driver

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