Almanac November 12: it happened today, birthdays, saint

From the saint of the day to the many anniversaries and birthdays to remember: here is the almanac of November 12 from QdS.

November 12 is the 316th day of the Gregorian calendar (317th in leap years). There are 49 days to go until the end of the year.

Saint of the day

San Renato

It happened today

The Oregon Highway Division tries to destroy the carcass of a stranded whale using explosives, leading to the infamous episode of the “exploded whale”, Bettino Craxi is definitively sentenced for corruption to 5 years and 6 months of imprisonment: anniversaries, events , saint and proverb of the day.

  • 1918 – Austria becomes a republic
  • 1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic, connecting New York to New Jersey under the Hudson River.
  • 1964 – The II Summer Paralympic Games are closed in Tokyo
  • 1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a stranded whale carcass using explosives, leading to the infamous “exploded whale” episode.
  • 1979 – Iranian hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all oil imports from Iran to the US
  • 1980 – NASA’s Voyager I spacecraft makes its closest passage to Saturn
  • 1990 – Crown Prince Akihito is formally crowned as Emperor of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
  • 1991 – Dili massacre, police open fire on a crowd of black demonstrators in East Timor
  • 1996 – ENI-SAI trial: Bettino Craxi is definitively sentenced for corruption to 5 years and 6 months of imprisonment
  • 1998 – Daimler-Benz completes the merger with Chrysler to form DaimlerChrysler
  • 2001 – War in Afghanistan: Taliban forces leave Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, before the arrival of the Northern Alliance troops
  • 2003 – 23 people die in a suicide attack in Nāṣiriyya in Iraq, among them 19 are Italians: 12 Carabinieri, 5 soldiers of the Italian Army and 2 civilians
  • 2011 – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigns in the hands of the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano
  • 2012 – Flood of the Grosseto Maremma: 5 victims and enormous damage.
  • 2014 – The Rosetta probe, 10 years after launch, lands on the surface of comet 67P / Churyumov Gerasimenko


  • Anne Hathaway – American actress. Several films in which she plays in various roles including Alice In Wonderland in 2010 with Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp in 2010 (November 12, 1982)
  • Ba Ibrahim – former AC Milan footballer born in Senegal (12 November 1973)
  • Maximiliam Mazzotta – Italian actor (November 12, 1968)
  • Ryan Thomas Gosling – Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, film producer and musician (November 12, 1980)

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