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    What happened on February 12

    • February 12, 0055 "Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, Heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious curcimstances in Rome, and later Emperor Nero rises to the throne."

    • February 12, 1354 Treaty of Stralsund settles border disputes between the duchies of Mecklenburg and Pomerania.

    • February 12, 1429 English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and John Stuart in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).

    • February 12, 1502 Granada Moslems forced to convert to Catholicism

    • February 12, 1502 "Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India."

    • February 12, 1541 "Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia."

    • February 12, 1554 "A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason."

    • February 12, 1624 English parliament comes together

    • February 12, 1689 "The Convention Parliament convenes and declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication."

    • February 12, 1709 "Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's ""Robinson Crusoe"")"

    • February 12, 1719 "The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded."

    • February 12, 1733 "Englishman James Oglethorpe founds the 13th United States colony of Georgia, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day)."

    • February 12, 1733 "Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah"

    • February 12, 1736 Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Fran‡ois I)

    • February 12, 1737 "The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated."

    • February 12, 1762 English fleet occupies Martinique

    • February 12, 1763 John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs

    • February 12, 1771 "Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden when his father Adolf Frederick ""[eats] himself to death""."

    • February 12, 1772 "Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India"

    • February 12, 1773 "Savannah, Georgia is founded by English colonists, led by James Oglethorpe."

    • February 12, 1793 US fugitive slave law passed which requires return of escaped slaves

    • February 12, 1800 Abraham Lincon was born in Kentucky

    • February 12, 1809 UK hist Birth of Charles Darwin

    • February 12, 1816 St. John's Newfoundland is almost completely destroyed by a fire

    • February 12, 1817 "Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeat Spanish troops on the battle of Chacabuco."

    • February 12, 1818 Bernardo O'Higgins signs the Independence of Chile near Concepcin.

    • February 12, 1818 Chile gains independence from Spain

    • February 12, 1825 "Creek Indian treaty signed; Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826"

    • February 12, 1825 "The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government, and migrate west."

    • February 12, 1832 Ecuador annexes the Galpagos Islands.

    • February 12, 1850 "Original Washington's Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300"

    • February 12, 1861 State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon AK

    • February 12, 1865 "Henry Highland Garnet, is first black to speak in US House of Representatives"

    • February 12, 1870 Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada

    • February 12, 1870 Women residents of the Utah Territory are granted the right to vote.

    • February 12, 1873 Congress abolishes bimetallism & authorizes $1 & $3 gold coins

    • February 12, 1874 "King David Kalakaua of Sandwich Island HI, is first king to visit US"

    • February 12, 1876 Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop

    • February 12, 1877 American railroad workers strike against wage reduction

    • February 12, 1878 "Frederick Thayer patents the catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)"

    • February 12, 1879 Artificial ice is created in at Madison Square Garden for the first time

    • February 12, 1879 At New York City's Madison Square Garden the first artificial ice rink in North America opens.

    • February 12, 1879 News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London

    • February 12, 1882 Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam

    • February 12, 1885 Carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society

    • February 12, 1886 2nd British government of Salisbury forms

    • February 12, 1892 Former President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is declared a national holiday in the United States.

    • February 12, 1892 President Lincoln's birthday is declared a national holiday.

    • February 12, 1894 "Anarchist mile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20."

    • February 12, 1899 "-47§F (-44§C), Camp Clarke NB (state record)"

    • February 12, 1901 Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed

    • February 12, 1908 New York to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in New York NY; George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel

    • February 12, 1909 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded

    • February 12, 1912 China adopts the Gregorian calendar

    • February 12, 1912 "Last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Henry P'u-i, abdicates"

    • February 12, 1912 "Robert Cromie publishes first issue of the Vancouver Sun, to ""consistently advocate the principles of Liberalism"""

    • February 12, 1912 "Xuantong Emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty, the last Emperor of China, abdicates."

    • February 12, 1914 "In Washington, DC, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place."

    • February 12, 1915 Cornerstone laid for Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC

    • February 12, 1915 "Lorne Greene broadcaster, actor, born on this day at Ottawa Ontario"

    • February 12, 1917 Prime Minister Robert Laird Borden 1854-1937 arrives in London to sit as a member of the British [Imperial] War Cabinet

    • February 12, 1920 "14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike"

    • February 12, 1921 Soviet troops invade the republic of Georgia

    • February 12, 1924 Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a political speech on radio.

    • February 12, 1924 George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue premieres in New York.

    • February 12, 1924 Premiere of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman's Palais Royal Orchestra in Aeolian Hall in New York City

    • February 12, 1924 President Calvin Coolidge makes first presidential radio speech

    • February 12, 1925 Estonia forbids Communist Party

    • February 12, 1927 British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai

    • February 12, 1929 Actress Lilly Langtree dies.

    • February 12, 1932 Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees

    • February 12, 1933 German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis

    • February 12, 1934 France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists

    • February 12, 1934 In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista is inaugurated. The council decides to merge the movement with the Falange Espaola.

    • February 12, 1934 The Austrian Civil War begins.

    • February 12, 1934 The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.

    • February 12, 1935 "Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean"

    • February 12, 1938 Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden

    • February 12, 1938 German troops entered Austria

    • February 12, 1940 "The Adventures of Superman serial premieres on the Mutual radio network, featuring Bud Collyer in the title role."

    • February 12, 1941 "Occupation Police arrest ""Jewish Foursome"""

    • February 12, 1942 Three German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany much to the frustration of the Royal Navy

    • February 12, 1943 General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa

    • February 12, 1945 San Francisco selected for site of UN Conference

    • February 12, 1946 Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.

    • February 12, 1947 Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia

    • February 12, 1947 "Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands"

    • February 12, 1949 """Annie Get Your Gun"" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances"

    • February 12, 1949 Canadian ice hockey team beats Denmark 47-0.

    • February 12, 1949 Ottawa announces creation of a far northern radar chain later called the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.

    • February 12, 1949 "Panic in Quito Ecuador, after ""War of the World"" played on radio"

    • February 12, 1949 Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem

    • February 12, 1950 Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb

    • February 12, 1950 Senator Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees

    • February 12, 1951 Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari marries the Shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi at Golestan Palace in Teheran at the age of 17.

    • February 12, 1953 USSR breaks relations with Israel

    • February 12, 1955 "McGuire Sisters' ""Sincerely"" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks"

    • February 12, 1955 President Eisenhower sends first US advisors to South Vietnam

    • February 12, 1955 "Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazachstan"

    • February 12, 1957 Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed

    • February 12, 1960 Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers

    • February 12, 1961 U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.

    • February 12, 1961 USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus

    • February 12, 1962 Bus boycott starts in Macon GA

    • February 12, 1963 Argentina asks extradition of Ex-President Peron

    • February 12, 1964 Beatles first NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)

    • February 12, 1965 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

    • February 12, 1966 "Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, announced famous Six Points in Karachi as election manifesto of Awami League that later led to formation of Bangladesh."

    • February 12, 1967 "Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs"

    • February 12, 1969 Number one hit on UK music charts - Amen Corner - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice

    • February 12, 1970 Three-month-old baby receives Canada's first successful liver transplant at Montreal's Notre-Dame Hospital

    • February 12, 1973 Ohio becomes the first U.S. state to post distance in SI units on signs.

    • February 12, 1973 The first US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines

    • February 12, 1977 Number one hit on UK music charts - Julie Covington - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

    • February 12, 1978 """Jesus Christ Superstar"" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances"

    • February 12, 1980 Richard Hadlee becomes New Zealand's top wicket-taker with 117

    • February 12, 1981 "Admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA"

    • February 12, 1984 "Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate ""Bolero"" at the Olympics receiving all perfect scores for quality & the gold medal"

    • February 12, 1985 Defence Minister Robert Coates resigns news reports reveal he visited a nightclub featuring nude dancers and prostitutes while on ministry business in West Germany

    • February 12, 1987 Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded $7 million damages

    • February 12, 1989 "5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting ""Satanic Verses"" novel"

    • February 12, 1989 "Thursday's Child sets sailing record, New York-Cape Horn-San Francisco, 80 days 20 hours"

    • February 12, 1990 "In Hagersville, Ontarioa tire dump fire set by teenage boys forces hundreds of families from their homes, causes massive air pollution"

    • February 12, 1991 Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence

    • February 12, 1991 North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition

    • February 12, 1993 "A pair of 10-year-olds kidnap and beat to death a two-year-old child at a Liverpool, England shopping mall."

    • February 12, 1994 "17th Olympics Winter games open in Lillehammer, Norway"

    • February 12, 1994 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston

    • February 12, 1994 "Edvard Munch's painting ""The Cry"" stolen (in Oslo)"

    • February 12, 1994 Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose

    • February 12, 1994 Rev. Victoria Matthews consecrated the first female Bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada

    • February 12, 1994 "Sue Rodriguez takes her own life at age 43 with the help of an anonymous doctor, after a long fight with Lou Gehrig's Disease"

    • February 12, 1995 PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections

    • February 12, 1995 Susan Auch skates female world record 500 meter (38.94 seconds)

    • February 12, 1997 Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement

    • February 12, 1997 "Hwang Jang-yop, secretary in the Workers' Party of Korea and a prime architect of North Korea's Juche doctrine, defects at the South Korean embassy in Beijing along with his aide, Kim Dok-hong."

    • February 12, 1998 "250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die & 50 hurt"

    • February 12, 1998 Intel unveils its first graphics chip i740

    • February 12, 1999 "American Airlines pilots defy a federal court order and continue their sickout, causing the airline to cancel over a thousand flights."

    • February 12, 1999 The U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice in his impeachment trial.

    • February 12, 2000 Former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry dies at age 75 after battling leukemia for nine months.

    • February 12, 2000 "Peanuts creator Charles Schulz dies of colon cancer in his Santa Rosa, California, home at age 77."

    • February 12, 2001 "NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the ""saddle"" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid."

    • February 12, 2002 "An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, killing 119."

    • February 12, 2002 The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Miloevi begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.

    • February 12, 2002 US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.

    • February 12, 2006 "A powerful Nor'easter Blizzard of 2006|Winter Storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington DC up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City."

    • February 12, 2010 Winter Olympics begin in Vancouver BC Canada







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