(Saturday, November 12, 1994) — “Another Night” by Real McCoy peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for 11 non-consecutive weeks.
Video: 'Madonna | Like a Virgin'
(Monday, November 12, 1984) — Like a Virgin, the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, was released today by Sire Records.
(Monday, November 12, 1984, about 11:00 a.m. PST) — A troubled student dressed in combat gear opened fire indiscriminately at the University of Oregon’s football stadium today, killing former Olympic sprinter Christopher Brathwaite, 36, and wounding a college wrestler, and then apparently committed suicide, officials said.
Video: 'The World At War: Inside The Reich Germany 5/5' (Volkssturm sworn-in Nov. 12, 1944 at 8:05)
(Sunday, November 12, 1944, 4:00 p.m. local time; during World War II) — Large numbers of the Volkssturm Nazi militia, which conscripted males between the ages of 13 to 60 years who were not already serving in some military unit as part of a German Home Guard, were sworn-in today in Berlin and throughout Germany.
Video: '1984: STS-51A Discovery (NASA)' (Nov. 12/14, 1984, at 7:30)
(Monday, November 12, 1984, 13:25-19:25 UTC) — Space shuttle astronauts Dale Gardner and Joe Allen snared a wandering satellite today in history’s first space salvage. The Palapa B2 satellite was secured in Discovery’s cargo bay for return to Earth.