Historical Events for 12th November 2019

1775 – General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks
1920 – Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner
1926 – The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers
1927 – Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to consolidate complete power
1955 – 1st West German officers sworn in
1965 – Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines
1978 – “Platinum” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances
1980 – Baltimore’s Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award
1990 – “The Body Bag Game” – after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly “they’ll have to be carted off in body bags” the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game
1998 – Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

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