Saturday, November 12, 2016
History for November 12 - On-This-Day.com:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815, Auguste Rodin 1840, Grace Kelly 1929
Charles Manson 1934, Wallace Shawn 1943, Tonya Harding 1970
1927 - Joseph Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union. Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party leading to Stalin coming to power.
1942 - During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.
1944 - During World War II, the German battleship "Tirpitz" was sunk off the coast of Norway.
1946 - The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL.
1948 - The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo and six other World War II Japanese leaders to death.
1985 - In Norfolk, VA, Arthur James Walker was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a spy ring run by his brother, John A. Walker Jr.
1997 - Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
1998 - Daimler-Benz completed a merger with Chrysler to form Daimler-Chrysler AG.