Historical Events for 12th November 2021

1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic
1915 – Theodore William Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1947 – KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
1948 – Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
1973 – Dmitri Shostakovich’s 14th String Quartet premieres
1979 – US President Carter announces a halts to Iranian oil imports and freezes Iranian assets
1995 – 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
2003 – Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
2016 – Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar for his film achievements at 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony
2019 – Disney launches its streaming service Disney+

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