November 2012 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
  • Nov 1 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 1 Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan
  • Nov 1 Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an "honour killing" in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Nov 1 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
  • Nov 1 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
  • Nov 3 Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase
  • Nov 4 Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church
  • Nov 4 Kimi Raikkonen wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012
  • Nov 4 Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate
  • Nov 5 50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama
  • Nov 5 Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million
  • Nov 6 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Barack Obama re-elected as US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 6 US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State
  • Nov 6 Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington
  • Nov 7 48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala
  • Nov 7 Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage
  • Nov 9 25 people are killed and 62 injured after a train carrying liquid fuel bursts into flames in Burma
  • Nov 9 An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people
  • Nov 10 20 Syrian troops are killed by suicide bombings in Daara
  • Nov 10 27 people are killed and dozens injured in a prison conflict in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nov 10 Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30
  • Nov 10 17 people are killed in a helicopter crash as a result of bad weather in Turkey
  • Nov 10 The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes
  • Nov 11 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
  • Nov 12 Into the Silence by Wade Davis wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize
  • Nov 13 3 Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights
  • Nov 14 A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece
  • Nov 14 CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)
  • Nov 15 At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
  • Nov 15 Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion
  • Nov 15 The Eurozone economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.1% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.2% in the previous quarter
  • Nov 16 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time
  • Nov 17 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt
  • Nov 18 Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets
  • Nov 20 Toshiba unveils a robot designed to help in nuclear disasters
  • Nov 21 An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated
  • Nov 22 6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92
  • Nov 22 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas
  • Nov 23 JR Tokai unveil a maglev LO train prototype capable of travelling up to 500km per hour
  • Nov 24 Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone
  • Nov 25 11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria
  • Nov 25 16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
  • Nov 26 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
  • Nov 26 The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion
  • Nov 27 29 people are killed and 126 are wounded by 8 car bombings across Iraq
  • Nov 27 The Eurozone announces that it will make loans of 43.7 billion euros to Greece
  • Nov 28 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria
  • Nov 29 30 people are killed and 100 are wounded by bombs in Hillah and Karbala, Iraq
  • Nov 29 The UN votes to approve Palestine’s status change from an observer to an observer state
  • Nov 29 Luiz Felipe Scolari takes over as Brazilian Football coach
  • Nov 30 At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo

Weddings in History

  • Nov 3 Professional bull rider Luke Snyder (30) weds Jennifer Manna (34) at Big Cedar Lodge outside of Branson, Missouri

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Charles V Bush, African-American pioneer, dies from colon cancer at 72
  • Nov 5 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54
  • Nov 8 Lucille Bliss, American voice artist, dies from natural causes at 96
  • Nov 12 Sergio Oliva, American body builder, dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian political activist, killed by an airstrike at 53
  • Nov 17 Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Nov 22 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • Nov 25 Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81
  • Nov 26 Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93
  • Nov 27 Marvin Miller, American union leader, dies at 95