On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 7.3 earthquake hits near Halabjal, Iraq, on border with Iran, killing over 500 people, with 7,000 injured
  • Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Minsk, Belarus: American pair Shelby Rogers & Coco Vandeweghe beats Aryna Sabalenka & Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 to wrap up 3-2 win and record extending 18th title for the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

For the first time Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain's war dead, replacing Queen Elizabeth

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), dies at 84
  • Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94