NOVEMBER 12 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

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.

1980Ryan 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).

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