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 This day in History - November 12
361 Historic Events for November 12
1911

William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian

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1911

Luc Estang, [Lucien Bastard], French writer (Stigmates)

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1912

Jos‚ Canalejas bon Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12), murdered at 58

Death
1912

Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback (NY Giants)

Birth
1912

Robert Scott's diary and dead body found in Antarctica

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1914

Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)

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1914

Edward "Henricus" Schillebeeckx, Dutch theologist

Birth
1914

Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war

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1914

Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)

Birth
1915

Britain annexes Gilbert and Ellice archipelago

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1915

Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)

Birth
1915

Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

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1916

Jean Papineau-Couture, composer

Birth
1916

Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska and his Family)

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1917

Joseph Coors, CEO (Adolph Coors Co Brewery)

Birth
1918

Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic

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1918

Jo Stafford, Coalinga Calif, singer (I'll Never Smile Again)

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1919

Ross and Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia

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1920

Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner

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1920

Richard Quine, Detroit MI, actor/director (Clay Pigeon)

Birth
1921

Robert Fleming, composer

Birth
1921

Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments

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1921

Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 63

Death
1922

Kim Hunter, [Janet Cole], Det MI, actress (Planet of the Apes, Lilith)

Birth
1923

In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8

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