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 This day in History - November 12
361 Historic Events for November 12
1947

Emmuska Orczy, British author (Scarlet Pimpernel), dies at 82

Death
1948

Umberto Giordano, composer, dies at 81

Death
1948

Errol Brown, Kingston Jamaica, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)

Birth
1948

Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

Event
1949

Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, rocker

Birth
1949

Hendrik A de Fish, [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological, dies at 64

Death
1949

Jack Reed, (Rep-D-Rhode Island)

Birth
1950

Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards

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1951

17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala

Event
1951

"Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances

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1952

White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape

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1952

Phila A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP

Event
1953

David Ben-Gurion, resigns as premier of Israel

Event
1953

US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games

Event
1954

Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star

Birth
1954

Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)

Birth
1954

Ellis Island, immigration station in NY Harbor, closed

Event
1955

Date returned to in "Back to the Future" and "Back to the Future II"

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1955

E Arcaro, E Sande and G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame

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1955

1st West German officers sworn in

Event
1955

Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)

Birth
1956

Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted

Event
1956

Gerhard Alexander, actor (One Zomerzotheid), dies at 49

Death
1956

Rhonda Shear, New Orleans LA, comedian (Up All Night)

Birth
1957

Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78

Death