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 This day in History - November 12
361 Historic Events for November 12
1965

Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus

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1965

Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ

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1966

Quincy Porter, US composer, dies at 69

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1966

David Schwimmer, Queens NY, actor (Ross-Friends)

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1966

Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

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1966

Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record

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1966

High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame

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1967

Michael Moorer, boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994)

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1967

Charlie Pennaelino, Queens NY, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way)

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1967

Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, dies at 58

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1967

Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

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1967

Packers' Travis Williams returns 2 kickoffs for TDs against Browns, setting largest margin of Browns defeat (48), winning 55-7

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1968

KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1968

Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder (Houston Astros)

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1968

Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)

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1968

Randy Knorr, San Gabriel CA, catcher (Houston Astros)

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1968

Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional

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1968

Sammy Sosa, Dom Rep, baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)

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1969

Louis van Tulder, tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77

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1969

Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player (Olympics-96)

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1969

Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back (BC Lions)

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1969

Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union

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1969

Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP

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1969

US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19

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1969

WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast

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