12 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Alexander Borodin, 1833
  • Auguste Rodin, 1840
  • Sun Yat-sen, 1866
  • Jack Oakie, 1903
  • Kim Hunter, 1922
  • Princess Grace Kelly, 1929
  • Charles Manson, 1934
  • Wally Shawn, 1943
  • Neil Young, 1945
  • Nadia Comaneci, 1951
  • Steve Bartkowski, 1952
  • David Schwimmer, 1966
  • Tonya Harding, 1970

Died On This Day:

  • King Canute II (The Great) England & Denmark, 1035
  • King Canute VI Denmark, 1202
  • Camille Pissaro, 1903
  • Percival Lowell, 1916
  • Rudolf Friml, 1972
  • Eve Arden, 1990
  • Helmut Schmidt, 2015
  • Stan Lee, 2018

Today's Events:

  • 324 BC - Era of Alexander begins.
  • 1660 - John Bunyan thrown into jail in England; starts writing 'Pilgrim's Progress.'
  • 1833 - Great shower of meteors, the Leonid Meteors, recorded.
  • 1843 - First B'nai Brith lodge founded in New York City.
  • 1847 - Chloroform first used as an anesthetic in Britain operation.
  • 1859 - Jules Leotard of France performs the first flying trapeze act at the Circus Napoleon in Paris.
  • 1933 - First elections under Nazi regime held in Germany.
  • 1942 - U.S. in major victory against Japanese at Battle of Guadalcanal. WWII
  • 1954 - Ellis Island, the immigrants first step on American soil, closed; facility processed 20 million immigrants since 1892
  • 1970 - Cyclone hits East Pakistan and the Ganges Delta islands (Bangladesh); over one million dead.
  • 1990 - Emperor Akihito ascends ancient Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan succeeding Hirohito who died 1/89.
  • 1996 - World's worst mid-air collision of a 747 and charter flight 50 miles from New Delhi kills 350.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Martin I
  • Nilus of Ancyra
  • Lebuin

Holiday:

  • Birthday of Sun Yat-sen celebrated in China

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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