November 12: Day of the Week
November 12, 2020 was the 317th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 49 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1912The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
- 1920Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rapallo.
- 1933Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.
- 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.
- 1970The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.
- 1970The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous “exploding whale” incident.
- 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.
- 1990Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
- 1991Dili Massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
- 2011Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.
Who were born on November 12?
- 1729Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)
- 1928Bob Holness, English presenter and actor
- 1943Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver
- 1947Ron Bryant, American baseball player
- 1949Ron Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey coach (d. 1992)
- 1952Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
- 1967Michael Moorer, American boxer
- 1977Lee Murray, English mixed martial artist
- 1982Anne Hathaway, American actress
- 1985Arianny Celeste, American model
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