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Today is Sun­day, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2017. There are 49 days left in the year.

High­light in his­tory

On Nov. 12, 1942, the World War II naval Bat­tle of Guadal­canal be­gan. (The Al­lies ended up win­ning a ma­jor vic­tory over Ja­panese forces.)

On this date

In 1927, Josef Stalin be­came the undis­puted ruler of the Soviet Union as Leon Trot­sky was ex­pelled from the Com­mu­nist Party.

In 1936, the San Fran­cisco-Oak­land

Bay Bridge opened as Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt pressed a tele­graph key in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., giv­ing the green light to traf­fic.

In 1948, for­mer Ja­panese pre­mier Hideki Tojo and sev­eral other World War II Ja­panese lead­ers were sen­tenced to death by a war crimes tri­bunal.

In 1969, news of the My Lai Mas­sacre car­ried out by U.S. forces in South Viet­nam in March 1968 was bro­ken by in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter Sey­mour Hersh.

In 1987, the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion is­sued a pol­icy state­ment say­ing it was un­eth­i­cal for a doc­tor to refuse to treat some­one solely be­cause that per­son had AIDS or was HIV-pos­i­tive.

In 1992, the Bri­tish sit­u­a­tion com­edy “Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous,” star­ring Jennifer Saun­ders and Joanna Lum­ley, pre­miered on BBC2 Tele­vi­sion.

Today’s birthdays

Singer Brian Hyland is 74. Sportscaster Al Michaels is 73. Singer­song­writer Neil Young is 72. Ac­tress Megan Mul­lally is 59. Olympic gold medal gym­nast Na­dia Co­maneci is 56. Re­tired MLB All-Star Sammy Sosa is 49. Fig­ure skater Tonya Hard­ing is 47. Ac­tor Ryan Gosling is 37. Ac­tress Anne Hathaway is 35.

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