12 February

12 February

February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 322 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 12th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 12th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Darwin Day
  • Lost Penny Day
  • National Plum Pudding Day
  • Hug Day

Historic Events

2002: The trial of Slobodan Milošević begins at The Hague

The former President of Yugoslavia and Serbia died 4 years later, before the trial’s conclusion.

1994: Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” is stolen

The iconic painting, one of a series of four, was recovered several months later.

1924: George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” premieres

The piece is among Gershwin’s best-known compositions and one of the most popular pieces of the symphonic jazz genre.

1912: The last Emperor of China abdicates at the age of 6

Puyi was expelled from the Forbidden City after a military coup in 1924. He died on October 17, 1967 aged 61.

1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded in the U.S.

The NAACP is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States.

1926: A quiet mosque in Palestine, 1926

A quiet mosque in Palestine, 1926

1916: Charlie Chaplin at the age of 27, 1916.

Charlie Chaplin at the age of 27, 1916.

1958: Che Guevara, at the battle of Santa Clara, 1958.

Che Guevara, at the battle of Santa Clara, 1958.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 12

1877: Louis Renault, French businessman, co-founded Renault

1876: 13th Dalai Lama

1870: Marie Lloyd, English actress, singer

1809: Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer, politician, 16th President of the United States

1809: Charles Darwin, English scientist, theorist

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 12

2000: Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist

2000: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor

1979: Jean Renoir, French director

1804: Immanuel Kant, Russian/German philosopher

1789: Ethan Allen, American military leader


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