On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 2012

Historical Events

  • 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Barack Obama is re-elected as US President, defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator
Mitt Romney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elizabeth Warren becomes the first female Senator from Massachusetts

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington
  • Tammy Duckworth becomes the first disabled woman and first person born in Thailand to be elected to US Congress

Famous Deaths

  • Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), dies from complications following an operation at 92
  • M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
2012 Highlights

About November 6, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio