What are the important events that happened on February 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
February 12: Facts & Myths About This Day
February 12 is the 43rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 30, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,581,465,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontatrigon’ day.
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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 366 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,609 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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February 12 Historical Events
The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
Peter Cooper, American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (d. 1883)
Kazimierz Tetmajer, Polish poet and writer (d. 1940)
Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author (d. 2008)
Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (d. 1998)
Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
Brian Robertson, Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy and Motörhead)
Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
Matt Mauck, American football player
Who died on February 12?
Lord Guilford Dudley, consort of Lady Jane Grey (b. 1536)
Christopher Clavius, German astronomer (b. 1538)
Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (b. 1896)
Branko Miljković, Serbian poet (b. 1934)
Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (b. 1914)
Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (b. 1924)
Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
Sammi Smith, American country music singer (b. 1943)
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