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 This day in History - November 12
361 Historic Events for November 12
1941

Germany's drive to take Moscow halted

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1942

In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began

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1943

Brian Hyland, Queens NY, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini)

Birth
1943

John Maus, NYC, rock vocalist (Walker Brothers)

Birth
1943

Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)

Birth
1943

Wallace Shawn, NYC, actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride)

Birth
1943

Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands

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1944

Booker T Jones, organist [or Dec 11]

Birth
1944

Johan van Doorn, [Johnny the Selfkicker], Dutch poet (War and Porridge)

Birth
1944

Edgar Stillman Kelley, US composer (Gulliver), dies at 87

Death
1944

RAF sink German battleship "Tirpitz" at Troms” Fjord Norway

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1944

George D Birkhoff, US mathematician (Aesthetic measure), dies at 60

Death
1944

Roy Agnew, composer, dies at 51

Death
1945

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)

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1945

Neil Young, Toronto, singer/songwriter (Cosby, Sills and Young)

Birth
1945

Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)

Birth
1945

Valerie Leon, London England, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb)

Birth
1945

Al Michaels, Bkln, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Baseball/Football)

Birth
1946

Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released

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1946

1st "autobank" (banking by car) forms (Chicago)

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1947

Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)

Birth
1947

Patrice Leconte, director (Monsieur Hire, Hairdresser's Husband)

Birth
1947

J C Crowley, rocker

Birth
1947

Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced

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1947

KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)

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