This day in history - November 12

This day in history - November 12.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, November 12, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on November 12 were connected with events relating to the Execution of the First Mayor of Paris, First Professional American Football Player, Discovery of the Frozen Bodies of Robert Scott and His Men, Sinking of SS Vestris, Birth of Grace Kelly, Opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Exploding Whale Incident, Formal Proposal for the World Wide Web, Conviction of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Mastermind and American Airlines Flight 587 Disaster. Many famous people were associated with these significant events including Jean Sylvain Bailly, William Walter Heffelfinger, Robert Scott, Henry Bowers, Edward Wilson, William J. Carey, Grace Patricia Kelly, Charles H. Purcell, George Thornton, Timothy John Berners-Lee, Ramzi Yousef and Sten Molin.

Execution of the First Mayor of Paris - November 12, 1793: On this day in history, November 12, 1793, momentous events took place today in Paris, France, with regard to the Execution of the First Mayor of Paris. Jean Sylvain Bailly became the first Mayor of Paris on July 15, 1789. He became very unpopular after ordering the National Guard to break up a crowd of people signing petitions in favour of overthrowing the King. This action resulted in many deaths. He resigned and left Paris, but was later recognised and arrested. After a hasty trial he was guillotined on November, 12 1793 . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1793 were Jean Sylvain Bailly. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: Execution of the First Mayor of Paris *** Date: November 12, 1793 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

First Professional American Football Player - November 12, 1892: On this day in history, November 12, 1892, important events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, in respect of the First Professional American Football Player. William Walter Heffelfinger became the first professional American football player when he accepted $525 to play for the Allegheny Athletic Association gainst the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, on November 12, 1892. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1892 were William Walter Heffelfinger. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: First Professional American Football Player *** Date: November 12, 1892 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Sports *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Discovery of the Frozen Bodies of Robert Scott and His Men - November 12, 1912: On this day in history, November 12, 1912, important events took place today in Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, in respect of the Discovery of the Frozen Bodies of Robert Scott and His Men. Three members of the Terra Nova expedition, Robert Falcon Scott, Henry Bowers and Edward Wilson, were found dead in their tent on the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, on November 12, 1912, by a search party. A high cairn of snow was built over the tent with a wooden cross on it. Over the years, the tomb has become encased in the Ross Ice Shelf. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1912 were Robert Scott, Henry Bowers, Edward Wilson. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: Discovery of the Frozen Bodies of Robert Scott and His Men *** Date: November 12, 1912 *** Place: Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of SS Vestris - November 12, 1928: On this day in history, November 12, 1928, momentous events took place today in North Atlantic Ocean, with regard to the Sinking of SS Vestris. On November 10, 1928, Lamport and Holt Line's passenger steamship SS Vestris left New York and headed for the River Plate. The following day she encountered a storm and began to list. The list got worse as her coal bunkers and cargo shifted, and she sank on November 12, 1928. 111, of the 326 people on board, were killed including all 13 children that were on board and the Captain, William J. Carey, who went down with the ship. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1928 were William J. Carey. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: Sinking of SS Vestris *** Date: November 12, 1928 *** Place: North Atlantic Ocean *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Birth of Grace Kelly - November 12, 1929: On this day in history, November 12, 1929, important events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, surrounding the Birth of Grace Kelly. Academy Award winning Actress Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 12, 1929. After appearing in several successful films, she retired from acting to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Kelly died on September 14, 1982, when she crashed her car after suffering a stroke . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1929 were Grace Patricia Kelly. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: Birth of Grace Kelly *** Date: November 12, 1929 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge - November 12, 1936: On this day in history, November 12, 1936, significant events took place today in California, USA, respecting the Opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, designed by Charles H. Purcell, was opened on November 12, 1936. The two deck bridge was built by the American Bridge Company, who began construction on July 8, 1933. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1936 were Charles H. Purcell. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: Opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge *** Date: November 12, 1936 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Exploding Whale Incident - November 12, 1970: On this day in history, November 12, 1970, important events took place today in Oregon, USA, in respect of the Exploding Whale Incident. Oregon Highway Division Engineer George Thornton was tasked with disposing of a beached sperm whale in Florence Oregon. On November 12, 1970, he decided to blew up the whale with 20 cases of dynamite, which scattered large pieces of blubber some distance from the beach. Onlookers were covered with blubber and several vehicles were badly damaged by it. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1970 were George Thornton. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: Exploding Whale Incident *** Date: November 12, 1970 *** Place: Oregon, USA *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Formal Proposal for the World Wide Web - November 12, 1990: On this day in history, November 12, 1990, important events took place today in Geneva, Switzerland, surrounding the Formal Proposal for the World Wide Web. On November 12, 1990, While working for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Sir Tim Berners-Lee published a formal proposal to build the 'WorldWideWeb' . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1990 were Timothy John Berners-Lee. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: Formal Proposal for the World Wide Web *** Date: November 12, 1990 *** Place: Geneva, Switzerland *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Conviction of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Mastermind - November 12, 1997: On this day in history, November 12, 1997, important events took place today in New York, USA, in respect of the Conviction of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Mastermind. The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Ramzi Yousef, was arrested in Pakistan and extradited to the United States. He was convicted on November 12, 1997, and was later sentenced to life plus 240 years imprisonment, to be served in solitary confinement. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 1997 were Ramzi Yousef. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: Conviction of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing Mastermind *** Date: November 12, 1997 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Terrorism *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

American Airlines Flight 587 Disaster - November 12, 2001: On this day in history, November 12, 2001, momentous events took place today in New York, USA, with regard to the American Airlines Flight 587 Disaster. Shortly after take off, Flight 587 hit turbulence caused by the flight ahead of it. The First Officer, Sten Molin, was at the controls and used aggressive alternating rudder movements in an effort to stabilize the aircraft. The movements led to tail failure and the aircraft crashed in Belle Harbor, Queens, with the loss of all 260 people on board. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 12, 2001 were Sten Molin. Facts on this day in History November 12: Events on this day in history: American Airlines Flight 587 Disaster *** Date: November 12, 2001 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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