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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 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.

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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)

  • 1028
    Future Byzantine empress Zoe takes the throne as empress consort to Romanus Argyrus.
  • 1555
    The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
  • 1905
    Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.
  • 1912
    The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days.
  • 1979
    Iran 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.
  • 1980
    The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.
  • 1982
    In the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov becomes the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee, succeeding Leonid I. Brezhnev.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 12?

  • 1606
    Jeanne Mance, French settler of New France (d. 1673)
  • 1815
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American suffragette (d. 1902)
  • 1848
    Eduard Müller, Swiss politician (d. 1919)
  • 1897
    Karl Marx, German composer (d. 1985)
  • 1901
    James Luther Adams, American theologian (d. 1994)
  • 1938
    Denis DeJordy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949
    Jack Reed, American politician
  • 1961
    Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1963
    Michael Rogers (activist), American blogger and media publisher
  • 1988
    Russell Westbrook, American basketball player

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