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 This day in History - November 12
361 Historic Events for November 12
1970

Cleve Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103

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1970

240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die

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1970

Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994)

Birth
1970

Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell

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1971

Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993)

Birth
1971

Heidi Burge, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)

Birth
1972

Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92

Death
1973

Dmitri Shostakovitch' 14th String Quartet premieres

Event
1973

Colin Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 78 kg judoka (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Melanie Gaffin, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Cheryl-Whiz Kids)

Birth
1973

Zahir Shah, cricketer (attention-grabbing Rawalpindi leg-spinner)

Birth
1973

Keith Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 95 kg judoka (Olympics-96)

Birth
1974

South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies

Event
1974

Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), dies at 50

Death
1975

Tevin Jermod Campbell, Dallas Tx, rapper

Birth
1975

Chris Wells, Calgary, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)

Birth
1975

Gretchen Durgin, Miss USA-New Hampshire (1997)

Birth
1975

Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years

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1975

NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award

Event
1975

Anthony Ross, TV host (Telltale Clue), dies at 69

Death
1975

Angela Watson, actress (Karen Foster-Step by Step)

Birth
1975

Nina Brosh, Afula Israel, model (Drakkar)

Birth
1976

Scott Mark Cameron, Dunedin NZ, 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

Walter Hamor Piston, US composer, dies at 82

Death
1977

Jennifer Smith, Miss Maryland Teen USA (1996)

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