Tuesday 12 November 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ria Lubbers and Jurgen Todenhofer.
Fantasia, directed by Leopold Stokowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching Gabby.
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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
- Ria Lubbers: Wife of Dutch Premier Ruud Lubbers.
- Jurgen Todenhofer: German politician.
- Sam Winston: American entrepreneur who founded Winston Tire Co.
- 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.
- Michel Audet: Canadian economist and politician.
- Jürgen Todenhöfer: German judge and politician
- Alejandro Garcia Caturla: Composer, dies at 34.
- Blizzard strikes midwestern US, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes).
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