- 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.
British explorer Robert Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica
On November 12, 1912