February 12 in History – What happened on 12 February in Past

12 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, February 12 is the day number 43 in a given year. February 12 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 12 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1541Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago, today the capital of Chile, as Santiago del Nuevo Extremo.
1719Oderlinge van 1719 UA, the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands.
1742The great Maratha diplomat Nana Phadnavis was born.
1771Gustav III became king of Sweden.
1771Gustav III became king of Sweden.
1804Emanuel Kant, eminent philosopher and thinker of Germany, died at the age of 80.
1809The 16th President of America, Abraham Lincoln, was born.
1817The Argentine / Chilean Patriotic Army defeated the Spanish Army at the Battle of Chacabuco.
1818On the first anniversary of its victory in the Battle of Chacabuco, Chile formally declared its independence from Spain.
1818The South American country Chile gained independence from Spain.
1818Chile declared its independence from Spain.
1855Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, the United States' first agricultural college.
1871Charles Freer Andrews, a Christian missionary, educationist and social reformer in India, was born in Newcastle, England.
1877American railway builders strike against wage reduction.
1901Viceroy of India Lord Curzon built the new North-West Frontier Province in Punjab near the border of Afghanistan.
1912Xinhai Revolution: Puyi, the last Emperor of China, abdicated under a deal brokered by military official and politician Yuan Shikai, formally replacing the Qing Dynasty with a new republic in China.
1912China adopted the Gregorian calendar.
1914Washington DC. In, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was laid.
1928Gandhiji declared Satyagraha in Bardoli.
1946Black United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard was severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point that he lost his vision in both eyes, an incident that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.
1947French designer Christian Dior unveiled a 'New Look' that revolutionized women's dress and reestablished Paris as the center of the fashion world after World War II.
1947The Sikhote-Alin meteorite, one of the largest iron meteorite impacts ever observed, fell in the Sikhote-Alin Range in Siberia.
1948Hasan al-Banna, the famous Egyptian militant and founder of the Ikhwanul Muslimeen organization, was conspired and martyred by the then Egyptian King Malik Farooq.
1951Mohammad Raza Shah married Soraya Aspendi Bakhtiar.
1974Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was arrested and subsequently deported from the Soviet Union for writing The Gulag Archipelago, an exposé of the Soviet forced labour camp system.
1975India declared itself to be smallpox.
1988Anthony Kennedy was appointed to the Supreme Court of United States.
1993Two-year-old James Bulger was led away from New Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle, England, and brutally murdered by two ten-year-old boys, who became the youngest convicted murderers in modern English history.
1994Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream was stolen from the National Gallery of Norway.
1994Edward Munk's famous petting \ The Scream \ was stolen from the National Gallery of Norway.
1995Mark Foster makes a new world record by swimming 50m butterfly in about 23.55 seconds.
1999Senate acquits the President Clinton who was lying under an oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewinsky case.
2001NASA's robotic space probe NEAR Shoemaker touched down on Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
2002Iran air tours flight about 950 crashes into a mountain in Iran killing 119.
2002119 people were killed when an Iranian plane crashed while landing at Khurramabad Airport.
2006Dick Cheney accidentally shoots friend in a hunting accident.
2009Morgan Tsvangirai becomes Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after agreeing to share power with President Robert Mugabe
2009Just before it was scheduled to land at Buffalo NiagaraInternational Airport, Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed into a house inClarence Center, New York, killing the house's occupant and all 49people on board the aircraft.
2010A ceasefire was been declared in Northern Yemen by the Houthi fighters and the Yemen government.
2010The 21st Winter Olympic Games began in Vancouver, Canada.
2011Nearly about 5,000 of Algerians protested for their regime called for the president. Abdelazia boutefloka to be removed inspired by the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
2012A British Singer, Adele, was awarded for the song of the year. Record of the year and albino of the year the Germany Awards.
2013The international Olympic Committee announces that the sports of wrestling have been dropped out from 2020 summer Olympics in 2013.
2013North Korea conducted a third underground nuclear test.
2014After twenty eight years Philippine dictator Ferdinand Macos was ousted because the Philippine government recons $29 million from Swiss accounts by bringing the secret accounts of Macros that were recovered then handed $712 million to the government.



Famous Birthdays of February 12:

YearName / Profession / Country
1958Outback Jack / Wrestler / United States of America
1982Jonas Hiller / Ice Hockey Player / Switzerland
1777Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué / Poet / Germany
1907Joseph Kearns / Actor / United States of America
1948Ray Kurzweil / Scientist / United States of America
1930John Doyle / Politician / Ireland
1979Jesse Spencer / Actor / Australia
1857Eugène Atget / Photographer / France
1824Dayananda Saraswati / Philosopher / India
1897Lincoln LaPaz / Academic / United States of America
1895Kristian Djurhuus / Politician / Faroe Islands
1918Norman Farberow / Academic / United States of America
1917Dom DiMaggio / Baseball Player / United States of America
1990Robert Griffin III / Footballer / United States of America
1970Judd Winick / Author / United States of America
1941Naomi Uemura / Mountaineer / Japan
1984Brad Keselowski / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
1916Joseph Alioto / Politician / United States of America
1928Vincent Montana / Drummer / United States of America
1950Michael Ironside / Actor / Canada
1954Tzimis Panousis / Singer / Greece
1540Won Gyun / General / Korean
1837Thomas Moran / Painter / United States of America
1933Costa-Gavras / Producer / France
1884Marie Vassilieff / Painter / Russia
1885Julius Streicher / Publisher / Germany
1979Antonio Chatman / Footballer / United States of America
1788Carl Reichenbach / Philosopher / Germany
1918Julian Schwinger / Academic / United States of America
1881Anna Pavlova / Actress / United Kingdom

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