On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 2012

Historical Events

  • 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
  • 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Music Awards

46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
  • 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
  • Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
  • Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
  • Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan

Famous Deaths

  • Pascual PĂ©rez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), dies during apparent home robbery at 55
2012 Highlights

About November 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio