Tuesday 12 November 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Jurgen Todenhofer: German politician.
- Ria Lubbers: Wife of Dutch Premier Ruud Lubbers.
- Michel Audet: Canadian economist and politician.
- Jürgen Todenhöfer: German judge and politician.
- Donald Wuerl: American ecclesiastic; Bishop Wuerl of Pittsburgh upholds the beliefs and principles of the Catholic Church but decried its secrecy during the sex abuse scandals of the early 2000s, and called for more openness and involvement of laypeople.
- Sam Winston: American entrepreneur who founded Winston Tire Co. in 1962 with a headquarters in a remodeled market in Burbank, CA. He is visible on TV, advertising his product while looking youthful and refreshingly amateurish. Uncomfortable doing the commercials, he says he only does them "because it works." As a hobby, he is an avid world-wide hunter and displays his trophies the walls of his office.
- Alejandro Garcia Caturla: Composer, dies at 34.
- Blizzard strikes midwestern US, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes).
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