What happened this day in history February 12

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, 439,296 hours 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

  • 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 Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
  • 1733
    Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
  • 1816
    The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1818
    Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
  • 1946
    World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
  • 1992
    The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
  • 1994
    Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
  • 1999
    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 2001
    NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 2002
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1074
    Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
  • 1218
    Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
  • 1752
    Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (d. 1821)
  • 1903
    Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1923
    Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi (d. 2010)
  • 1938
    Judy Blume, American author
  • 1942
    Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Maud Adams, Swedish actress
  • 1979
    Jesse Spencer, Australian actor
  • 1983
    Carlton Brewster, American football player

Who died on February 12?

  • 1916
    Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (b. 1831)
  • 1945
    Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
  • 1958
    Douglas Hartree, English mathematical physicist (b. 1897)
  • 1983
    Eubie Blake, American musician and songwriter (b. 1887)
  • 1995
    Philip Taylor Kramer, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1952)
  • 1996
    Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
  • 2001
    Tiberio Mitri, Italian boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2002
    John Eriksen, Danish footballer (b. 1957)
  • 2005
    Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • 2011
    Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)

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