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November 12th History

November 12 History

1035 - Death of Canute II, Danish King of England.

1859 - French trapeze artist Jules Leotard makes his debut at the Cirque d'Eté in Paris.

1865 - Death of Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell, English writer whose works include the novel Cranford and a biography of her friend Charlotte Bronte.

1901 - Gales sweep Britain, killing 200 and capsizing many ships.

1903 - Death of French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro.

1905 - The Russian occupation imposes martial law on Poland.

1918 - The House of Commons votes for a war loan of £7OO million (1,295 million), bringing British war debts to £7,1OO million ($13,135 million).

1974 - Karen Silkwood, who worked at the Kerr McGee nuclear fuel plant and was investigating irregularities there, dies in a mysterious car crash.

1988 - In Sydney, West Indies cricket captain Viv Richards scores his looth century.

computer scientist Tim Berners Lee

1990 - British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

1990 - A demonstration in Paris by over 2,00,OOO French schoolchildren demanding better education turns into a riot.

2001 - 260 people die in a passenger plane crash in New York.