Today in History – November 12
Today is Monday, November 12. There are 42 days until Christmas.
In 1942, the World War Two naval battle of Guadalcanal began. The Americans went on to win a major victory over the Japanese forces.
On this date in 1970, The Doors played their last concert in New Orleans.
In 1971, President Nixon announced the withdrawal of 45-thousand U.S. troops from Vietnam.
In 1984, Madonna released her breakthrough album "Like A Virgin."
In 2004, a California jury found philandering husband Scott Peterson guilty of double murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife Laci Peterson and their unborn child.
In 2011, pop star Justin Timberlake made good on his date promise to Corporal Kelsey De Santis by attending a Marine Corps ball in Richmond, Virginia.
Today is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day, Pizza with the works except Anchovies Day, and, of course, we observe Veterans’ Day today.
Emmy Award-winning actress Megan Mullally is 60. Best known for her role on TV’s “Will and Grace,” she was also in the movie, “Risky Business.”
Former Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci is 57. She won three individual gold medals at the 1976 Olympic Games. She was also the first person to score a perfect ten in Olympic competition.
Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding is 48. She’s best known for being involved in the plot to injure rival skater Nancy Kerrigan in order to keep her off the 1994 U.S. Olympic team.
Actor Ryan Gosling from “La La Land,” and “The Notebook,” is 38.
Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway, from “The princess Diaries” films, “Interstellar,” and Les Miserables,” is 36.