November 12th is officially Chicken Soup for the Soul Day and World Pneumonia Day.
We are now on day 316 out of 365, and only have 48 days left of the year.
If today’s your birthday or you just want to know more about it then you’ll love these historical events, both good and bad that made this day so special.
Did you know that on this day in 2014, the space probe “Philae” became the first-ever probe to land on a moving comet? It had struggled through a 7-hour descent from its mothership to achieve this feat.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about November 12th in history!
What memorable events happened on November 12 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The Disney+ streaming service was launched.
The on-demand streaming video service gives viewers access to a wide range of Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic shows and movies.
Michelle Obama published her memoir “Becoming.”
An Iran-Iraq earthquake killed 630 people and injured over 8,100.
The 7.3 magnitude shake happened at 21:48 IST and was felt as far away as Israel.
Jackie Chan was awarded an honorary Oscar at the 8th Annual Governors Awards for starring in over 200 movies.
The Rosetta Philae became the first-ever probe to land on a moving comet.
The European Space Agency developed the space probe and landed on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet after traveling for over a decade.
Super Mario Galaxy, Nintendo’s third 3D Mario game, was released for the Nintendo Wii in North America.
Many of the game’s design elements were thought of before the Wii was first created. For example, the concept of spherical “platforms” was envisioned for a GameCube game but wasn’t possible due to technical limitations.
Pudge Heffelfinger played his first paid game, making him the first professional American Football player.
Pudge was paid $500 to play for the Allegheny Athletic Association against their rivals, the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. He was the only player from either team to score any points, winning a 4-0 victory.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Ryan Gosling? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Unfortunately, November 12th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Comic Book Writer
Stan Lee was an American comic book writer born on December 28, 1922. He died on this day in 2018, at age 95 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nov 12, 2018 (Age 95)
Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken on this day in history.
Nobody was going to take my hand and lead me to where I needed to go. Instead, it was going to be up to me to reach my goal.
American First Lady
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
World Pneumonia Day
Pneumonia is the deadliest infection for children and adults, so it should be no surprise that World Pneumonia Day is a big deal! Tragically, this infection is entirely treatable, which is why it’s so important to raise awareness of it to prevent unnecessary deaths!
National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books that share true inspiring stories that uplift your soul. Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is all about doing whatever you need to look after yourself and your soul. So maybe you could eat some chicken soup, or read some of the books!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Ethiopia operates on the Eritrean calendar, which usually is 7-8 years behind the Gregorian calendar used by most of the world.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on November 12 all share the Scorpio zodiac sign.
Scorpio is represented by the scorpion and is the eighth sign in the zodiac. Anyone born between October 23 and November 21 falls into this astrological sign.
All those born in November have the Topaz birthstone. The name comes from Topazios, the Greek name for what is now known as St. John’s Island, an Egyptian island in the Red Sea.
If you were born on November 12th, your estimated date of conception would be February 19th in the same year.
The due date for a baby conceived on November 12th, 2023, is around August 5th, 2024.