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 This day in History - November 12
361 Historic Events for November 12
1865

Frans L M "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas)

Birth
1866

Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China (ROC and PRC) (traditional)

Birth
1869

Gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies

Death
1873

Bay District Race Track opens

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1885

Montreal and Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game

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1886

L G Kortenhorst, politician

Birth
1886

Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP)

Birth
1889

DeWitt Wallace, St Paul Minn, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921)

Birth
1892

Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player

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1892

Allegheny Athletic Assn beats Pitts Athletic CLub, 4-0 in football

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1893

Alexander Freiherr von Bach, premier of Austria (1852-59), dies at 80

Death
1896

Spyridon Xyndas, composer, dies at 84

Death
1897

Karl Marx, Germany, composer/conductor

Birth
1898

Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)

Birth
1899

British troops reach Durban Natal

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1900

World's Fair in Paris opens (50 million visitors)

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1903

Jack Oakie, Sedalia Mo, actor (Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award)

Birth
1905

Evgeny Grigor'yevich Bruslovsky, composer

Birth
1905

Solon Michaelides, composer

Birth
1906

C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps

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1908

Shamus Culhane, animator

Birth
1908

Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)

Birth
1908

Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)

Birth
1910

A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer (son of Dave, brilliant S African bat)

Birth
1910

1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

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