About February 12

February 12, 2021 is the 43rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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.

What Happened On February 12

  • 881
    Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor
  • 1502
    Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
  • 1541
    Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
  • 1733
    Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
  • 1817
    An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
  • 1832
    Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
  • 1855
    Michigan State University is established.
  • 1894
    Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
  • 1909
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 2004
    The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • 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.

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