- 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.
Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh),
On November 12, 1970