On This Day

Historical Events on November 12 (Part 2)

  • 2018 Israeli secret operation in Gaza kills eight including one Israeli and an Hamas Commander, igniting tensions with retaliatory rocket attack from Gaza

Historic Publication

2018 Former US First lady Michelle Obama publishes her memoir "Becoming"

  • 2019 Former Houston Astros MLB pitcher Mike Fiers reveals team secretly “stole signs” via camera from visiting teams 2015-17; comms between opposing pitchers & catchers intercepted and relayed to Astros batters
  • 2019 Disney launches its streaming service Disney+

Historic Event

2019 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak - the founder of Sikhism celebrated in India and Pakistan

Historic Event

2019 Former Bolivian President Evo Morales takes asylum in Mexico

  • 2019 Israeli forces kill senior commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip with Palestinian militants setting off retaliatory rockets at Israel

Historic Event

2020 US President-elect Joe Biden announces Ron Klain will be his White House Chief of Staff

Music History

2021 LA judge rules to end Britney Spears' conservatorship, which had controlled almost all aspects of her life for 14 years

Music History

2021 "Voyage", ABBA's first album of new material in 40 years, tops the UK album chart

  • 2021 At least 68 inmates killed in new fighting at Ecuadorean prison, the Litoral Penitentiary, Guayaquil, following earlier violence in September

Film Release

2021 Taylor Swift releases her directorial debut the short film "All Too Well" alongside her re-recorded album "Red (Taylor's Version)"