12 November 1861
On this date in 1861 - The Fingal, a blockade-runner bought in England, was one of the first to arrive with military supplies in Savannah harbor.
- 1799 - Andrew Ellicott made the first recorded U.S. meteor shower observation from a ship off the Florida Keys
- 1928 – The British steamship "Vestris" capsized & sank off the Virginiacoast, killing 110.
- 1968 – In the case Epperson v. Arkansas the U.S. Supreme Court declared an Arkansas law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools unconstitutional.
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