Historical Events for 12th October 2021

1549 – John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, forces the Duke of Somerset out of his office as Lord Protector.
1729 – Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland
1836 – 18″ of snow falls in Bridgewater, NY
1928 – 1st use of iron lung (Boston’s Children Hospital)
1978 – Representatives of Israel and Egypt open talks in Washington
1979 – Future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Magic Johnson makes his debut for Los Angeles Lakers at the San Diego Clippers; Lakers win, 103-102
1979 – Typhoon Tip becomes the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded with peak sustained winds of 305km/h (190mph) and a wind diameter of 2,220km (1,380mi)
1992 – Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
2014 – Evo Morales is re-elected President of Bolivia
2019 – California is the 1st US state to pass law banning sale and manufacture of new fur products

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