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What Happened on February 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 The country known as the Republic of Macedonia renames itself the Republic of North Macedonia in accordance with the Prespa agreement, settling a long-standing naming dispute with Greece.
2016 Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign an Ecumenical Declaration in the first such meeting between leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches since their split in 1054.
2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
2004 The city of San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
2002 The trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
2002 An Iran Airtour Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
2001 NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
1999 United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
1994 Four thieves break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream.
1993 Two-year-old James Bulger is abducted from New Strand Shopping Centre by two ten-year-old boys, who later torture and murder him.
1992 The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
1990 Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
1988 Cold War: The 1988 Black Sea bumping incident: The U.S. missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48) is intentionally rammed by the Soviet frigate Bezzavetnyy in the Soviet territorial waters, while Yorktown claims innocent passage.
1983 One hundred women protest in Lahore, Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.
1974 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
1968 Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre.
1965 Malcolm X visits Smethwick near Birmingham following the racially-charged 1964 United Kingdom general election.
1963 Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
1961 The Soviet Union launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
1947 The largest observed iron meteorite until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
1947 Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.
1946 World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
1946 African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the civil rights movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
1935 USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
1924 George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music", in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.
1921 Bolsheviks launch a revolt in Georgia as a preliminary to the Red Army invasion of Georgia.
1915 In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
1912 The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
1909 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
1909 New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
1894 Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, killing one person and wounding 20.
1889 Antonín Dvořák's Jakobín is premiered at National Theater in Prague
1855 Michigan State University is established.
1832 Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
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.
1818 Bernardo O'Higgins formally approves the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
1817 An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops at the Battle of Chacabuco.
1771 Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
1733 Georgia Day: Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, by settling at Savannah.
1689 The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
1593 Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
1541 Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
1502 Isabella I issues an edict outlawing Islam in the Crown of Castile, forcing virtually all her Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity.
1502 Vasco da Gama with 15 ships and 800 men sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
1429 English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans in the Battle of the Herrings.
1404 The Italian professor Galeazzo di Santa Sophie performed the first post-mortem autopsy for the purposes of teaching and demonstration at the Heiligen–Geist Spital in Vienna.
Famous People Born on February 12

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Year Name
1939 Leon Kass, American physician, scientist, and educator
1981 Wade McKinnon, Australian rugby league player
1443 Giovanni II Bentivoglio, Italian noble (d. 1508)
1919 Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)
1971 Scott Menville, American voice actor, singer, actor and musician
1954 Tzimis Panousis, Greek comedian, singer, and author (d. 2018)
1977 Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player and manager
1999 Maggie Coles-Lyster, Canadian cyclist
1584 Caspar Barlaeus, Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)
1952 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
Famous People Deaths On February 12

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Date Name
1912 Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician (b. 1841)
1538 Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, engraver, and architect (b. 1480)
1771 Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (b. 1710)
1834 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)
1975 Carl Lutz, Swiss vice-consul to Hungary during WWII, credited with saving over 62,000 Jews (b. 1895)
1266 Amadeus of the Amidei, Italian saint
1994 Donald Judd, American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
2016 Yannis Kalaitzis, Greek cartoonist (b. 1945)
2017 Al Jarreau, American singer (b. 1940)
821 Benedict of Aniane, French monk and saint (b. 747)