What Happened on November 12

Significant Events

  • 764 Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, capital of Chinese Tang Dynasty, occupy for fifteen days
  • 1927 Leon Trotsky expelled from Soviet Communist Party, paving way for Joseph Stalin
  • 1942 Naval Battle of Guadalcanal begins between Allied and Japanese forces in Solomon Islands (WWII)
  • 1968 US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools
  • 1970 Cyclone Bhola makes landfall in East Pakistan killing up to 500,000 - deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded
  • 1990 Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

British explorer Robert Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica

On November 12, 1912

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)
  • 1964 Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn weds actor Neil Nephew
  • 1969 Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills
More Weddings & Divorces

Would You Believe?

Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine

On November 12, 2015