On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician
  • Michel Audet, Quebec economist and politician
  • Ria Hoogeweegen, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers

Famous Deaths

  • Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer, dies at 34