What Happened on November 12, 2001

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
  • In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

Famous Deaths

  • Tony Miles, English chess player (b. 1955)