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, 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

  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
  • 1818
    Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
  • 1825
    The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
  • 1909
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • 1912
    The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
  • 1914
    In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
  • 1968
    Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
  • 1992
    The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
  • 2002
    An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
  • 2021
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1791
    Peter Cooper, American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (d. 1883)
  • 1865
    Kazimierz Tetmajer, Polish poet and writer (d. 1940)
  • 1908
    Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1920
    William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
  • 1931
    Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author (d. 2008)
  • 1932
    Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (d. 1998)
  • 1954
    Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
  • 1956
    Brian Robertson, Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy and Motörhead)
  • 1970
    Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1979
    Matt Mauck, American football player

Who died on February 12?

  • 1554
    Lord Guilford Dudley, consort of Lady Jane Grey (b. 1536)
  • 1612
    Christopher Clavius, German astronomer (b. 1538)
  • 1929
    Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • 1954
    Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (b. 1896)
  • 1961
    Branko Miljković, Serbian poet (b. 1934)
  • 1980
    Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 1984
    Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (b. 1914)
  • 1985
    Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2000
    Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
  • 2005
    Sammi Smith, American country music singer (b. 1943)

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