Today is Sunday, November 12, 2017.
1815 Elizabeth Stanton, early leader of women's rights movement.
1817 Baha'Ullah (Mirza Husayn Ali), founded Bah 'ˇ faith
1833 Aleksandr Borodin, Russian composer (Prince Igor)
1840 Auguste Rodin, sculptor (Kiss)
1866 Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China (ROC and PRC).
1908 Harry A. Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court justice
1918 Jo Stafford
1929 Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco
1934 Charles Manson
1943 Wallace Shawn
1944 Al Michaels
1945 Neil Young
1961 Nadia Comaneci, Olympic gymnast, in Romania
1966 David Schwimmer
1968 Sammy Sosa
1970 Tonya Harding
1918 Austria becomes a republic
1927 Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin is now total dictator.
1933 first known photo of Loch Ness monster (or whatever) is taken
1936 Oakland Bay Bridge opens.
1946 First "autobank" (banking by car) is established, in Chicago
1954 Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, is closed
1965 Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus
1980 US space probe Voyager I comes within 77,000 miles of Saturn
1981 first balloon crossing of Pacific completed (Double Eagle V)
1981 First time a spacecraft is launched twice -- the Space Shuttle "Columbia" lifts off again.
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