11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 12th November

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1867 - The Conservatives hold Britain's first Party Conference at the Freemason's Tavern on Great Queen Street, London

2. 1927 - Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Communist Party, and Joseph Stalin became the ruler of the Soviet Union

3. 1929 - Grace Kelly is born

4. 1940 - Walt Disney releases Fantasia

5. 1954 - New York's main immigration point, Ellis Island, shuts its doors after 62 years

6. 1983 - Britain returns a fragment of the Sphinx's beard to Egypt. The fragment had been in the British museum for 165 years.

7. 1984 - The English pound note is to disappear after more than 150 years

8. 1984 - Madonna's album Like A Virgin is released

9. 1992 - The first episode of Absolutely Fabulous, starring Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French is broadcast on the BBC

10. 1997 - The 'Great Train Robber', Ronnie Biggs, celebrates after Brazil rejects a British request to extradite him

11. 2011 - Silvio Berlusconi officially resigns from his post as Prime Minister of Italy after spending seventeen years at the forefront of Italian politics

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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