What happened this day in history February 12, 2002

What are the important events that happened on February 12, 2002? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 12, 2002: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 12, 2002 is the 43rd day of the year 2002 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 30, 2002 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 281,520 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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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $1,005.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 12, 2002 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 2002
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 2002
    The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He dies four years later before its conclusion.

Who died on February 12, 2002?

  • 2002
    John Eriksen, Danish footballer (b. 1957)

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