1912 – Robert Scott and his men were found frozen on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica on the 12th November 1912.
1918 – Austria became a republic on the 12th November 1918.
1933 – The Loch Ness Monster was first photographed on the 12th November 1933, by Hugh Gray.
1936 – The Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California, opened to traffic on the 12th November 1936.
1958 – The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley was first climbed by a team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding on the 12th November 1958.
1970 – The “exploding whale” incident happened on the 12th November 1970, when the Oregon Highway Division attempted to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives.
1980 – Voyager I the NASA space probe made its closest approach to Saturn and took the first images of its rings on the 12th November 1980.
1980 ~ Ryan Gosling the Canadian actor was born on the 12th November 1980.
1981 – Space Shuttle Columbia was launched into space for the 2nd time on the 12th November 1981, during the STS-2 Space Shuttle program, marking the 1st time a manned spacecraft was launched into space twice.
1990 – Tim Berners-Lee published a formal proposal for the World Wide Web on the 12th November 1990.
2003 – Shanghai Transrapid set a new world speed record for commercial railway systems on the 12th November 2003, with a speed of 501 kilometres per hour (311 mph).