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February 12th, 2008 (February 12 2008)DeathOscar Brodney, American screenwriter (born in 1907)
February 12th, 2008 (February 12 2008)DeathLawrence "Larry" King, 15-year old hate crime victim (born in 1993)
February 12th, 2007 (February 12 2007)EventA gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.
February 12th, 2007 (February 12 2007)DeathPeggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (born in 1905)
February 12th, 2007 (February 12 2007)DeathRandy Stone, American actor and casting director (born in 1958)
February 12th, 2006 (February 12 2006)EventA powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington DC up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
February 12th, 2005 (February 12 2005)DeathRafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (born in 1964)
February 12th, 2005 (February 12 2005)DeathSammi Smith, American country music singer (born in 1943)
February 12th, 2004 (February 12 2004)EventThe city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
February 12th, 2003 (February 12 2003)DeathVali Myers, Australian painter (born in 1930)
February 12th, 2002 (February 12 2002)EventThe trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.
February 12th, 2002 (February 12 2002)EventUS Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States nuclear waste repository.
February 12th, 2002 (February 12 2002)EventAn Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, killing 119.
February 12th, 2001 (February 12 2001)EventNEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
February 12th, 2001 (February 12 2001)DeathKristina Soderbaum, German actress (born in 1912)
February 12th, 2000 (February 12 2000)DeathScreamin Jay Hawkins, American musician (born in 1929)
February 12th, 2000 (February 12 2000)DeathTom Landry, American football coach (born in 1924)
February 12th, 2000 (February 12 2000)DeathAndy Lewis, Australian musician (born in 1967)
February 12th, 2000 (February 12 2000)DeathCharles Schulz, American comics author (born in 1922)
February 12th, 2000 (February 12 2000)DeathOliver, American pop singer (born in 1945)
February 12th, 1999 (February 12 1999)EventPresident Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.Bill Clinton Quotes
February 12th, 1997 (February 12 1997)EventHwang Jang-yop, secretary in the Workers Party of Korea and a prime architect of North Korea s Juche doctrine, defects at the South Korean embassy in Beijing along with his aide, Kim Dok-hong.An Wang Quotes
February 12th, 1996 (February 12 1996)DeathBob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (born in 1931)
February 12th, 1995 (February 12 1995)DeathRobert Bolt, English writer (born in 1924)
February 12th, 1995 (February 12 1995)DeathPhilip Taylor Kramer, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (born in 1952)
February 12th, 1994 (February 12 1994)DeathSue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (born in 1950)
February 12th, 1993 (February 12 1993)BirthJennifer Stone, American actress
February 12th, 1993 (February 12 1993)DeathJames Bulger, English murder victim (born in 1990)
February 12th, 1992 (February 12 1992)DeathBep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (born in 1907)
February 12th, 1991 (February 12 1991)BirthFaisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (died in 2006)
February 12th, 1991 (February 12 1991)DeathRoger Patterson, American death metal bass player (born in 1968)
February 12th, 1990 (February 12 1990)EventCarmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian History when she becomes premier of Western Australia.
February 12th, 1989 (February 12 1989)DeathThomas Bernhard, Austrian playwright and novelist (born in 1931)
February 12th, 1985 (February 12 1985)BirthSaskia Burmeister Croft, Australian actress
February 12th, 1985 (February 12 1985)DeathNicholas Colasanto, American actor (born in 1924)
February 12th, 1984 (February 12 1984)BirthPeter Vanderkaay, American mid-distance swimmer
February 12th, 1984 (February 12 1984)BirthBrad Keselowski, NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver
February 12th, 1984 (February 12 1984)DeathAnna Anderson, claimant to the throne of Russia (born in 1896)
February 12th, 1984 (February 12 1984)DeathJulio Cortazar, Argentine writer (born in 1914)Julio Cortazar Quotes
February 12th, 1983 (February 12 1983)BirthCarlton Brewster, National Football League player
February 12th, 1983 (February 12 1983)DeathEubie Blake, American musician and songwriter (born in 1887)
February 12th, 1982 (February 12 1982)BirthOnil Joseph, Dominican baseball player
February 12th, 1982 (February 12 1982)BirthLouis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
February 12th, 1982 (February 12 1982)DeathVictor Jory, Canadian actor (born in 1902)
February 12th, 1980 (February 12 1980)BirthJuan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
February 12th, 1980 (February 12 1980)BirthSarah Lancaster, American actress
February 12th, 1980 (February 12 1980)BirthChristina Ricci, American actress
February 12th, 1980 (February 12 1980)DeathMuriel Rukeyser, American poet (born in 1913)
February 12th, 1979 (February 12 1979)BirthAntonio Chatman, National Football League runningback
February 12th, 1979 (February 12 1979)BirthMatt Mauck, American football player
February 12th, 1979 (February 12 1979)BirthJesse Spencer, Australian actor
February 12th, 1979 (February 12 1979)DeathJean Renoir, French director (born in 1894)
February 12th, 1978 (February 12 1978)BirthBrett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer
February 12th, 1978 (February 12 1978)BirthGethin Jones, British (Welsh) television presenter
February 12th, 1978 (February 12 1978)BirthSilver Meikar, Estonian politician
February 12th, 1977 (February 12 1977)BirthJimmy Conrad, American soccer player
February 12th, 1976 (February 12 1976)BirthAnna Benson, American model
February 12th, 1976 (February 12 1976)BirthChristian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer
February 12th, 1976 (February 12 1976)BirthSilvia Saint, Czech actress
February 12th, 1976 (February 12 1976)DeathSal Mineo, American actor (born in 1939)
February 12th, 1975 (February 12 1975)BirthScot Pollard, American basketball player
February 12th, 1974 (February 12 1974)BirthToranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver
February 12th, 1973 (February 12 1973)EventVietnam War: The first United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong.
February 12th, 1973 (February 12 1973)BirthGianni Romme, Dutch speed skater
February 12th, 1973 (February 12 1973)BirthKath Soucie, American voice actress
February 12th, 1973 (February 12 1973)BirthTara Strong, Canadian-born voice actress
February 12th, 1972 (February 12 1972)BirthAjay Naidu, Indian-American actor
February 12th, 1972 (February 12 1972)BirthOwen Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
February 12th, 1971 (February 12 1971)DeathJames C. Penney, American department store founder (born in 1875)
February 12th, 1970 (February 12 1970)BirthJim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
February 12th, 1970 (February 12 1970)BirthJudd Winick, writer and artist
February 12th, 1969 (February 12 1969)BirthDarren Aronofsky, American director and writer
February 12th, 1969 (February 12 1969)BirthHong Myung-Bo, Korean footballer
February 12th, 1969 (February 12 1969)BirthMeja, Swedish singer
February 12th, 1969 (February 12 1969)BirthBrad Werenka, Canadian ice hockey player
February 12th, 1968 (February 12 1968)BirthJosh Brolin, American actor
February 12th, 1968 (February 12 1968)BirthGregory Charles, French Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio and television host
February 12th, 1968 (February 12 1968)BirthChristopher McCandless, American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild (died in 1992)
February 12th, 1968 (February 12 1968)BirthChynna Phillips, American singer
February 12th, 1967 (February 12 1967)BirthChris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
February 12th, 1967 (February 12 1967)BirthChitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
February 12th, 1966 (February 12 1966)EventSheikh Mujibur Rahman, announced famous Six Points in Karachi as election manifesto of Awami League that later led to formation of Bangladesh.
February 12th, 1963 (February 12 1963)BirthJohn Michael Higgins, American actor
February 12th, 1963 (February 12 1963)BirthEd Lover, American radio personality
February 12th, 1962 (February 12 1962)BirthJimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player
February 12th, 1961 (February 12 1961)EventU.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
February 12th, 1961 (February 12 1961)BirthJim Harris, Canadian politician
February 12th, 1959 (February 12 1959)BirthSigrid Thornton, Australian actress
February 12th, 1959 (February 12 1959)BirthLarry Nance, American basketball player
February 12th, 1958 (February 12 1958)BirthGrant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (died in 2006)
February 12th, 1958 (February 12 1958)BirthBobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
February 12th, 1958 (February 12 1958)DeathDouglas Hartree, English mathematical physicist (b.1897)
February 12th, 1957 (February 12 1957)DeathEric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (born in 1872)
February 12th, 1956 (February 12 1956)BirthBrian Robertson, Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy and Motorhead)
February 12th, 1955 (February 12 1955)BirthArsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
February 12th, 1955 (February 12 1955)BirthBill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
February 12th, 1955 (February 12 1955)BirthChet Lemon, American baseball player
February 12th, 1954 (February 12 1954)BirthTzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
February 12th, 1954 (February 12 1954)BirthPhilip Zimmermann, American cryptographerPhilip Zimmermann Quotes
February 12th, 1954 (February 12 1954)DeathDziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (born in 1896)
February 12th, 1953 (February 12 1953)BirthJoanna Kerns, American actress
February 12th, 1953 (February 12 1953)BirthNabil Shaban, British actor
February 12th, 1953 (February 12 1953)BirthRobin Thomas, American actor
February 12th, 1952 (February 12 1952)BirthMichael McDonald, American musician
February 12th, 1952 (February 12 1952)BirthSimon MacCorkindale, British actor
February 12th, 1951 (February 12 1951)BirthSteven Parent, Manson murder victim (died in 1969)
February 12th, 1951 (February 12 1951)DeathChoudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (born in 1897)
February 12th, 1950 (February 12 1950)BirthMichael Ironside, Canadian actor
February 12th, 1950 (February 12 1950)BirthSteve Hackett, English guitarist (Genesis)
February 12th, 1949 (February 12 1949)BirthJoaquin Sabina, Spanish singer and songwriter
February 12th, 1949 (February 12 1949)DeathHassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (born in 1906)
February 12th, 1948 (February 12 1948)BirthRaymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
February 12th, 1948 (February 12 1948)BirthMike Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
February 12th, 1947 (February 12 1947)BirthJarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (died in 1984)
February 12th, 1946 (February 12 1946)EventWorld War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
February 12th, 1946 (February 12 1946)BirthCliff DeYoung, American actor and musician
February 12th, 1946 (February 12 1946)BirthJean Eyeghe Ndong, Prime Minister of Gabon
February 12th, 1946 (February 12 1946)BirthAjda Pekkan, Turkish singer
February 12th, 1945 (February 12 1945)BirthMaud Adams, Swedish actress
February 12th, 1945 (February 12 1945)BirthDavid Friedman, American economist
February 12th, 1945 (February 12 1945)DeathAntonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (born in 1880)
February 12th, 1944 (February 12 1944)BirthMoe Bandy, American singer
February 12th, 1942 (February 12 1942)BirthEhud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
February 12th, 1942 (February 12 1942)BirthPat Dobson, American baseball player (died in 2006)
February 12th, 1941 (February 12 1941)BirthNaomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer
February 12th, 1940 (February 12 1940)BirthRichard Lynch, American actor
February 12th, 1939 (February 12 1939)BirthRay Manzarek, American keyboardist (The Doors)
February 12th, 1938 (February 12 1938)BirthJudy Blume, American author
February 12th, 1938 (February 12 1938)BirthJohnny Rutherford, American race car driver
February 12th, 1938 (February 12 1938)BirthPeter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
February 12th, 1937 (February 12 1937)BirthCharles Dumas, American athlete (died in 2004)
February 12th, 1936 (February 12 1936)BirthJoe Don Baker, American actor
February 12th, 1936 (February 12 1936)BirthPaul Shenar, American actor
February 12th, 1935 (February 12 1935)BirthGene McDaniels, American singer
February 12th, 1935 (February 12 1935)DeathAuguste Escoffier, French chef (born in 1846)
February 12th, 1934 (February 12 1934)EventThe Austrian Civil War begins.
February 12th, 1934 (February 12 1934)EventThe Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
February 12th, 1934 (February 12 1934)EventIn Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista is inauguratedied in The council decides to merge the movement with the Falange Espanola.
February 12th, 1934 (February 12 1934)BirthAnne Krueger, American economist
February 12th, 1934 (February 12 1934)BirthBill Russell, American basketball player
February 12th, 1934 (February 12 1934)BirthAnnette Crosbie, Scottish actress
February 12th, 1933 (February 12 1933)DeathHenri Duparc, French composer (born in 1848)
February 12th, 1932 (February 12 1932)BirthAxel Jensen, Norwegian author (died in 2003)
February 12th, 1932 (February 12 1932)BirthJulian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (died in 1998) Julian Quotes
February 12th, 1931 (February 12 1931)BirthJanwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author
February 12th, 1931 (February 12 1931)DeathSamedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (born in 1855)
February 12th, 1930 (February 12 1930)BirthArlen Specter, U.S. Senator from PennsylvaniaArlen Specter Quotes
February 12th, 1929 (February 12 1929)DeathLillie Langtry, British singer and actress (born in 1853)
February 12th, 1926 (February 12 1926)BirthJoe Garagiola, American baseball player and announcer
February 12th, 1926 (February 12 1926)BirthCharles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
February 12th, 1925 (February 12 1925)BirthSir Anthony Berry, British politician (died in 1984)
February 12th, 1924 (February 12 1924)EventCalvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a political speech on radio.Calvin Coolidge Quotes
February 12th, 1923 (February 12 1923)BirthFranco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director and designer
February 12th, 1923 (February 12 1923)BirthChaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi
February 12th, 1920 (February 12 1920)BirthWilliam Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (died in 2000)
February 12th, 1920 (February 12 1920)BirthPran, Indian actor
February 12th, 1919 (February 12 1919)BirthForrest Tucker, American actor (died in 1986)
February 12th, 1918 (February 12 1918)BirthJulian Schwinger, American physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1994) Julian Quotes
February 12th, 1917 (February 12 1917)BirthRaizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (died in 2006)
February 12th, 1916 (February 12 1916)BirthJoseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (died in 1998)
February 12th, 1916 (February 12 1916)DeathRichard Dedekind, German mathematician (born in 1831)
February 12th, 1915 (February 12 1915)BirthLorne Greene, American actor (died in 1987)
February 12th, 1915 (February 12 1915)DeathEmile Waldteufel, French composer (born in 1837)
February 12th, 1914 (February 12 1914)EventIn Washington, DC, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
February 12th, 1914 (February 12 1914)BirthTex Beneke, American musician and band leader (died in 2000)
February 12th, 1914 (February 12 1914)BirthArvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (died in 1999)
February 12th, 1912 (February 12 1912)EventXuantong Emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
February 12th, 1912 (February 12 1912)EventThe Republic of China adopts the Gregorian calendar.
February 12th, 1912 (February 12 1912)BirthR. F. Delderfield, English author (died in 1972)
February 12th, 1911 (February 12 1911)BirthStephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (died in 1968)
February 12th, 1909 (February 12 1909)EventThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
February 12th, 1909 (February 12 1909)BirthSigmund Rascher, German SS doctor (died in 1945)
February 12th, 1908 (February 12 1908)BirthJacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (died in 1931)
February 12th, 1908 (February 12 1908)BirthJean Effel, French painter and journalist (died in 1982)
February 12th, 1908 (February 12 1908)BirthAugust Neo, Estonian wrestler (died in 1982)
February 12th, 1907 (February 12 1907)BirthClifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (died in 1991)
February 12th, 1904 (February 12 1904)BirthTed Mack, American television host (died in 1976)
February 12th, 1903 (February 12 1903)BirthChick Hafey, baseball player (died in 1973)
February 12th, 1903 (February 12 1903)BirthJoseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (died in 1996)
February 12th, 1903 (February 12 1903)DeathGaspar Nunez de Arce, Spanish dramatist and statesman (born in 1834)
February 12th, 1902 (February 12 1902)BirthWilliam Collier, American stage and film actor (died in 1987)
February 12th, 1900 (February 12 1900)BirthRoger J. Traynor, American judge (died in 1980)
February 12th, 1898 (February 12 1898)BirthWallace Ford, English-born actor (died in 1966)
February 12th, 1897 (February 12 1897)BirthVola Vale, American actress (died in 1970)
February 12th, 1896 (February 12 1896)DeathAmbroise Thomas, French opera composer (born in 1811)
February 12th, 1894 (February 12 1894)EventAnarchist Emile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
February 12th, 1894 (February 12 1894)DeathHans von Bulow, German pianist and composer (born in 1830)
February 12th, 1893 (February 12 1893)BirthOmar Bradley, American general (died in 1981)Omar Bradley Quotes
February 12th, 1885 (February 12 1885)BirthJulius Streicher, Nazi German publisher (died in 1946)Julius Streicher Quotes
February 12th, 1884 (February 12 1884)BirthMax Beckmann, German artist (died in 1950)
February 12th, 1884 (February 12 1884)BirthMarie Vassilieff, Russian artist (died in 1957)
February 12th, 1884 (February 12 1884)BirthJohan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (died in 1953)
February 12th, 1881 (February 12 1881)BirthAnna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (died in 1931)
February 12th, 1880 (February 12 1880)BirthJohn L. Lewis, American labor union leader (died in 1969)
February 12th, 1879 (February 12 1879)EventAt New York City s Madison Square Garden the first artificial ice rink in North America opens.
February 12th, 1876 (February 12 1876)BirthThubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (died in 1933)
February 12th, 1870 (February 12 1870)EventWomen gain the right to vote in Utah Territory.
February 12th, 1870 (February 12 1870)BirthMarie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (died in 1922)
February 12th, 1865 (February 12 1865)BirthKazimierz Tetmajer, Polish poet and writer (died in 1940)
February 12th, 1861 (February 12 1861)BirthLou Andreas-Salome, Russian-born author (died in 1937)
February 12th, 1857 (February 12 1857)BirthBobby Peel, English cricketer (died in 1943)
February 12th, 1855 (February 12 1855)EventMichigan State University was established.
February 12th, 1843 (February 12 1843)BirthJohn Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (died in 1883)
February 12th, 1832 (February 12 1832)EventEcuador annexes the Galapagos Islands.
February 12th, 1828 (February 12 1828)BirthGeorge Meredith, English writer (died in 1909)George Meredith Quotes
February 12th, 1825 (February 12 1825)EventThe Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government, and migrate west.
February 12th, 1818 (February 12 1818)EventBernardo O Higgins signs the Independence of Chile near Concepcion.
February 12th, 1817 (February 12 1817)EventArgentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeat Spanish troops on the battle of Chacabuco.
February 12th, 1816 (February 12 1816)EventThe San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
February 12th, 1809 (February 12 1809)BirthCharles Darwin, English naturalist (died in 1882)Charles Darwin Quotes
February 12th, 1809 (February 12 1809)BirthAbraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (died in 1865)Abraham Lincoln Quotes
February 12th, 1804 (February 12 1804)BirthHeinrich Lenz, German physicist (died in 1865)
February 12th, 1804 (February 12 1804)DeathImmanuel Kant, German philosopher (born in 1724)Immanuel Kant Quotes
February 12th, 1799 (February 12 1799)DeathLazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (born in 1729)
February 12th, 1794 (February 12 1794)BirthAlexander Petrov, Russian chess player (died in 1867)
February 12th, 1791 (February 12 1791)BirthPeter Cooper, American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (died in 1883)
February 12th, 1789 (February 12 1789)DeathEthan Allen, American patriot (born in 1738)
February 12th, 1788 (February 12 1788)BirthCarl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (died in 1869) Philo Quotes
February 12th, 1785 (February 12 1785)BirthPierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (died in 1838)
February 12th, 1777 (February 12 1777)BirthFriedrich de la Motte Fouque, German poet (died in 1843)
February 12th, 1775 (February 12 1775)BirthLouisa Adams, First Lady of the United States, wife of John Quincy Adams (died in 1852)John Quincy Adams Quotes
February 12th, 1771 (February 12 1771)EventGustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
February 12th, 1771 (February 12 1771)DeathKing Adolf Frederick of Sweden (born in 1710)
February 12th, 1768 (February 12 1768)BirthFrancis II, Holy Roman Emperor (died in 1835)
February 12th, 1763 (February 12 1763)DeathPierre de Marivaux, French writer (born in 1688)
February 12th, 1762 (February 12 1762)DeathLaurent Belissen, French composer (born in 1693)
February 12th, 1753 (February 12 1753)BirthFrancois-Paul Brueys D Aigalliers, French admiral (died in 1798)
February 12th, 1746 (February 12 1746)BirthTadeusz Kosciuszko (Thaddeus Kosciusko), Polish, Belarusian and Lithuanian national hero and general (d.1817)
February 12th, 1733 (February 12 1733)EventEnglishman James Oglethorpe founds the 13th United States colony of Georgia, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
February 12th, 1728 (February 12 1728)BirthEtienne-Louis Boullee, French architect (died in 1799)
February 12th, 1728 (February 12 1728)DeathAgostino Steffani, Italian diplomat and composer (born in 1653)
February 12th, 1724 (February 12 1724)DeathElkanah Settle, English writer (born in 1648)
February 12th, 1719 (February 12 1719)EventThe Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded.
February 12th, 1704 (February 12 1704)BirthCharles Pinot Duclos, French writer (died in 1772)
February 12th, 1700 (February 12 1700)EventThe Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe.
February 12th, 1700 (February 12 1700)DeathAleksei Shein, Russian general and statesman (born in 1662)
February 12th, 1689 (February 12 1689)EventThe Convention Parliament convenes and declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
February 12th, 1665 (February 12 1665)BirthRudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (died in 1721)
February 12th, 1663 (February 12 1663)BirthCotton Mather, New England minister (died in 1728)
February 12th, 1637 (February 12 1637)BirthJan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist (died in 1680)
February 12th, 1630 (February 12 1630)DeathFynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (born in 1566)
February 12th, 1624 (February 12 1624)DeathGeorge Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (born in 1563)
February 12th, 1612 (February 12 1612)DeathChristopher Clavius, German astronomer (born in 1538)
February 12th, 1606 (February 12 1606)BirthJohn Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (died in 1676)
February 12th, 1595 (February 12 1595)DeathArchduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (born in 1553)
February 12th, 1590 (February 12 1590)DeathFrancois Hotman, French lawyer and writer (born in 1524)
February 12th, 1571 (February 12 1571)DeathNicholas Throckmorton, English diplomat and politician (born in 1515)
February 12th, 1567 (February 12 1567)BirthThomas Campion, English composer and poet (died in 1620)Thomas Campion Quotes
February 12th, 1554 (February 12 1554)EventA year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
February 12th, 1554 (February 12 1554)DeathLord Guilford Dudley, consort of Lady Jane Grey (born in 1536)
February 12th, 1554 (February 12 1554)DeathLady Jane Grey, claimant to the English throne (born in 1537)
February 12th, 1541 (February 12 1541)EventSantiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
February 12th, 1538 (February 12 1538)DeathAlbrecht Altdorfer, German painter
February 12th, 1502 (February 12 1502)EventVasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
February 12th, 1429 (February 12 1429)EventEnglish Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and John Stuart in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
February 12th, 1354 (February 12 1354)EventTreaty of Stralsund settles border disputes between the duchies of Mecklenburg and Pomerania.
February 12th, 1218 (February 12 1218)BirthKujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (died in 1256)
February 12th, 1074 (February 12 1074)BirthConrad, King of Germany and Italy (died in 1101)

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