This day in #history 1211

November 12th

1893 – The treaty of the Durand Line is signed
between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan – the
Durand Line has gained international recognition as
an international border between the two sister

1918 – Emperor Karl of Austria -Hungary abdicates ,
Austria becomes a republic

1927 – Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP ; Stalin
becomes undisputed dictator

1936 – Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O ‘Neill

1945 – Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull
(establishing UN )

1953 – David Ben – Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1974 – South Africa suspended from UN General
Assembly over racial policies

1990 – Tim Berners- Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

2006 – The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia
holds a referendum on independence from Georgia .

2011 – Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of
Italy due , in large part, to the European sovereign
debt crisis .


1866 – Sun Yat- sen , father of modern China (ROC & PRC) (traditional)


2000 – Leah Rabin , wife of Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin , ( b. 1928

Famous Wedding

1656 – English Poet and author.of epic “Paradise Lost” John Milton (47 ) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock

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