On November 12:
1651 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican mystic and author, was born.
1729 Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer, was born.
1840 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, was born.
1889 DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher, co-founder of Readers Digest, was born.
1912 Striking worker Fred Evans was seriously injured in a clash with police and strikebreakers during the bitter six-month-long dispute at the goldmining town of Waihi. He died the following day.
1918 Austria became a republic.
1929 Princess Grace of Monaco, was born.
1934 Charles Manson, American cult leader, was born.
1936 The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic
1943 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, was born.
1944 Booker T. Jones, American musician and songwriter (Booker T and the MG’s), was born.
1945 Neil Young, Canadian singer and musician, was born.
1962 Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist, was born.
1970 Craig Parker, New Zealand actor, was born.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.