On This Day..... November 12

 

NOVEMBER 12TH

  • TODAY IS VETERANS’ DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FRENCH DIP DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PIZZA WITH EVERYTHING EXCEPT ANCHOVIES DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (1815-1902)
  • GRACE KELLY (1929-1982)
 
  • CHARLES MANSON (1934-2017)
  • WALLACE SHAWN (1943, 75)
 
  • AL MICHAELS (1944, 74)
  • NEIL YOUNG (1945, 73)
 
  • HASSAN ROUHANI (1948, 70)
  • NADIA COMANECI (1961, 57)
 
  • SAMMY SOSA (1968, 50)
  • IAN BREMMER (1969, 49)
 
  • TONYA HARDING (1970, 48)
  • RYAN GOSLING (1980, 38)
 
  • ANNE HATHAWAY (1982, 36)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1859, JULES LEOTARD AND HIS TEAM PERFORM THE FIRST TRAPEZE ACT IN PARIS
  • IN 1892, PUDGE HEFFELFINGER IS PAID A $500 BONUS FOR SCORING THE GAME WINNING TOUCHDOWN, MAKING HIM THE FIRST EVER PAID PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER
  • IN 1893, PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN SIGN THE TREATY OF DURAND WHICH SETS THE BORDER BETWEEN THE NATIONS, KNOWN AS THE DURAND LINE
  • IN 1910, A MAN JUMPS FROM A BURNING HOT AIR BALLOON INTO THE HUDSON RIVER IN THE FIRST EVER STAGED MOVIE STUNT
 
  • IN 1918, EMPORER KARL ABDICATES HIS THRONE AND PROCLAIMS AUSTRIA A REPUBLIC
  • IN 1923, ADOLF HITLER IS ARRESTED FOR ATTEMTING A COUP AFTER THE “BEER HALL PUTSCH” FAILS
  • IN 1927, JOSEPH STALIN PUSHES LEON TROTSKY OUT OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY GIVING HIMSELF POWER
 
  • IN 1933, FOOTBALL IS PLAYED ON SUNDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER PHILADELPHIA REVERSES A LAW WHICH MADE SUNDAY PLAY ILLEGAL
  • IN 1933, HUGH GRAY TAKES WHAT IS THOUGHT TO BE THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LOCH NESS MONSTER
  • IN 1933, THE NAZI PARTY RECEIVES 92% OF THE NATIONAL VOTE IN GERMANY
  • IN 1938, HERMANN GOERING SUGGESTS THAT THE AFRICAN ISLAND OF MADAGASCAR WOULD BE A SUITABLE PLACE TO SETTLE THE JEWISH HOMELAND
 
  • IN 1942, THE BATTLE OF GUADACANAL BEGINS IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS IN WWII
  • IN 1942, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT LOWERS THE DRAFT AGE FROM 20 TO 18
  • IN 1946, WALT DISNEY RELEASES “SONG OF THE SOUTH”
  • IN 1946, EXHANGE NATIONAL BANK IN CHICAGO IS THE FIRST TO OFFER DRIVE UP WINDOWS
 
  • IN 1948, JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER TOJO IS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR WAR CRIMES
  • IN 1954, THE ELLIS ISLAND IMMIGRATION STATION IS CLOSED
  • IN 1965, FERDINAND MARCOS BECOMES PRIME MINISTER OF THE PHILLIPINES
  • IN 1966, BUZZ ALDRIN TAKES A PHOTO OF HIMSELF PERFORMING VEHICLE MAINTENANCE IS SPACE DURING THE GEMINI 12 SPACE MISSION
  • IN 1966, THE MONKEES’ DEBUT ALBUM BEGINS A 13 WEEK RUN AT #1
 
  • IN 1968, THE SUPREME COURT RULES IN EPPERSON VS. ARKANSAS THAT THE STATE CANNOT LEGALLY BAN TEACHING EVOLUTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • IN 1969, JULIE ANDREWS MARRIES DIRECTOR BLAKE EDWARDS
  • IN 1970, THE OREGON HIGHWAY DIVISION DECIDES TO USE DYNAMITE TO EXPLODE A ROTTING WHALE CARCASS. THE UNEXPECTED MESS RESULTING FROM THE EXPLOSION ELIMINATED THAT AS A VIABLE OPTION FOR FUTURE CARCASS REMOVALS
 
  • IN 1970, THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS FINALLY WIN THEIR FIRST EVER GAME AFTER STARTING WITH TEN STRAIGHT LOSSES
  • IN 1970, CYCLONE BHOLA HITS EASTERN PAKISTAN AND BANGLADESH AND KILLS OVER 500,000 PEOPLE, THE DEADLIEST EVER TROPICAL STORM
  • IN 1974, SOUTH AFRICA IS SUSPENDED FROM THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY OVER APARTHEID
 
  • IN 1984, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “WE ALL STAND TOGETHER”
  • IN 1988, U2 HITS #1 FOR SIX WEEKS WITH “RATTLE AND HUM”
  • IN 1991, ABC AIRS THE 100TH EPISODE OF “FULL HOUSE” IN WHICH A PAIR OF TWINS ARE BORN
  • IN 1991, THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT MASSACRES 250 OF ITS OWN PEOPLE DURING A PROTEST IN DILI ON EAST TIMOR
 
  • IN 1992, DIRECTOR SPIKE LEE TAKES OUT AN ADVERTISEMENT IN ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE IN WHICH HE CLAIMS THAT AIDS IS GOVERNMENT PLOT AGAINST GAYS, BLACKS AND HISPANICS WHICH HAS SPIRALED OUT OF THEIR CONTROL
  • IN 1995, DAN MARINO TOPS 47,000 PASSING YARDS AND BROKE FRAN TARKENTON’S ALL TIME PASSING RECORD
 
  • IN 1997, THE SPICE GIRLS HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “SPICEWORLD”
  • IN 2000, DESTINY’S CHILD HITS #1 WITH “INDEPENDENT WOMEN”
  • IN 2000, 18 YEAR OLD LEANN RIMES SUES TO GET OUT OF THE RECORD CONTRACT SIGNED FOR HER BY HER PARENTS
 
  • IN 2001, AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587 TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CRASHES AFTER TAKING OFF FROM NEW YORK CITY KILLING 260 PASSENGERS AND FIVE AIRPORT EMPLOYEES ON THE GROUND
  • IN 2003, TEEN HEARTHROB JONATHAN BRANDIS COMMITS SUICIDE AT 27
  • IN 2005, DONALD TRUMP JR MARRIES MODEL VANESSA HAYDON AT MAR-A-LAGO
  • IN 2011, SILVIO BERLUSCONI RESIGNS AS ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER
 
  • IN 2015, AFTER BEING AWARDED “ALLY OF THE YEAR” PRESIDENT OBAMA BECOMES THE FIRST SITTING PRESIDENT TO POSE FOR THE COVER OF A GAY MAGAZINE
  • IN 2017, PRINCES CHARLES LAYS THE CEREMONIAL WREATH FOR GREAT BRITAIN’S WAR DEAD, THE FIRST TIME HE’S TAKEN OVER AN OFFICIAL DUTY FROM THE QUEEN
  • IN 2017, GOSSIP COLUMNIST LIZ SMITH DIES AT 94
 

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