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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1990 (February 12 1990)EventCarmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian History when she becomes premier of Western Australia.
February 12th, 1973 (February 12 1973)EventVietnam War: The first United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong.
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, 1961 (February 12 1961)EventU.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
February 12th, 1946 (February 12 1946)EventWorld War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
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, 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, 1914 (February 12 1914)EventIn Washington, DC, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
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, 1909 (February 12 1909)EventThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
February 12th, 1894 (February 12 1894)EventAnarchist Emile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
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, 1870 (February 12 1870)EventWomen gain the right to vote in Utah Territory.
February 12th, 1855 (February 12 1855)EventMichigan State University was established.
February 12th, 1832 (February 12 1832)EventEcuador annexes the Galapagos Islands.
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, 1771 (February 12 1771)EventGustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
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, 1719 (February 12 1719)EventThe Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded.
February 12th, 1700 (February 12 1700)EventThe Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe.
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, 1554 (February 12 1554)EventA year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
February 12th, 1541 (February 12 1541)EventSantiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
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.

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