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 This day in History - November 12
361 Historic Events for November 12
1977

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1977

Ernest N Morial elected mayor of New Orleans

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1977

New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial

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1978

Howard Swanson, composer, dies at 71

Death
1978

"Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances

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1978

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open

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1979

Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal

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1979

Pres Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil

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1979

US halts Iranian oil imports and freezes Iranian assets

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1979

Dimitri Tiompkin, composer, dies at 85

Death
1980

Alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85

Death
1980

Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident, dies at 42

Death
1980

Haya van Someren-Downer, Dutch MP, dies at 54

Death
1980

US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn

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1980

Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award

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1980

NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana

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1981

Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal," premieres in NYC

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1981

1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)

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1981

Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

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1981

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)

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1981

2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)

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1981

Great Britain performs nuclear test

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1982

Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket v India, goes to 215

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1982

USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader

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1982

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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