On This Day for 12th November

Historical Events

  • 764 Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.
  • 1912 Robert Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica
  • 1927 Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator
  • 1942 In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began
  • 1968 Epperson v. Arkansas in US Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional
  • 1990 Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
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Did You Know?

Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh),

On November 12th, 1970

Famous Weddings

  • 1028 Future Byzantine empress Zoe marries Romanus Argyrus according to the wishes of the dying Constantine VIII.
  • 1656 English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock
  • 1963 Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)
  • 1969 Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills
  • 1973 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (39) weds Billye Aaron
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