Historical Events on 12th February

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1049 - Bruno count of Egesheim & Dagsburg crowned Pope Leo IX
1111 - German King Hendry V arrives at St Peter, Rome
1130 - Pope Innocent II elected
1502 - Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism
1502 - Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.
1528 - Treaty of Dordrecht between emperor & ecclesiastical power
1541 - Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24)
1577 - Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"
1624 - English parliament comes together
1700 - The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
1719 - The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded.
1733 - Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah
1762 - British fleet occupies Martinique
1763 - John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs
1771 - Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
1772 - Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
1793 - 1st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves
1797 - Haydn's song "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser," premieres in Vienna
1818 - Chile gains independence from Spain
1821 - Mercantile Library of City of NY opens
1825 - Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
1832 - Ecuador annexes Galapagos Islands
1839 - Aroostock War: Boundary dispute between Maine & New Brunswick
1840 - Housatonic Railroad opens
1848 - Ballet "Faust" premieres, Milan
1850 - Original Washington's Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300
1855 - Michigan State University was established.
1861 - State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon, AK (US Civil War)
1865 - Henry Highland Garnet, is 1st black to speak in US House of Reps
1870 - Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada
1873 - Congress abolishes bimetallism & authorizes $1 & $3 gold coins
1874 - King David Kalakaua of Sandwich Is Hawaii, is 1st king to visit US
1876 - Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop
1877 - 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem, Mass
1877 - US railroad builders strike against wage reduction
1878 - Frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)
1879 - 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)
1879 - News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London
1880 - US National Croquet League organizes (Phila)
1882 - Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
1885 - Carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society
1886 - 2nd British government of Salisbury forms
1889 - Caesar Francks Symphony in D, premieres
1889 - Henrik Ibsens "Fruen fra Haven," premieres in Oslo
1894 - Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
1899 - -47°F (-44°C), Camp Clarke, Nebraska (state record)
1899 - 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC
1901 - Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed
1906 - George Cohans musical "George Washington," premieres in NYC
1908 - Anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female
1908 - NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel
1909 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms
1909 - Netherlands' SDAP suspends Marxist Tribune group (Gorter & Wijnkoop)
1909 - Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6)
1912 - China adopts Gregorian calendar
1912 - Last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates
1914 - Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
1916 - 1st edition of Joseph Patterson/Sidney Smith strip "Gumps"
1920 - -Apr 26] 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike
1920 - NL votes 6-2 for 1 commissioner AL votes 6-2 to keep group commission
1921 - Soviet troops invade Georgia
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1921 - Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies
1924 - George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Aeolian Hall, NYC
1924 - George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback," premieres in NYC
1925 - 1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress
1925 - E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
1925 - Estonia bans communist Party
1926 - Barendrecht soccer team forms
1927 - British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
1929 - Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
1931 - Vatican Radio begins broadcasting with the callsign HVJ
1932 - Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees
1933 - German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
1934 - Export-Import Bank incorporates
1934 - France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists
1934 - The Austrian Civil War begins.
1935 - Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean
1937 - Cleveland (now St Louis) Rams granted an NFL franchise
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1938 - Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden
1938 - German troops entered Austria
1941 - Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms, under Ascher/Cohen
1941 - Occupation Police arrest "Jewish Foursome"
1942 - 3 German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany
1943 - General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa
1944 - Wendell Wilkie (R) enters presidential race
1945 - SF selected for site of UN Conference
1946 - World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
1947 - Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia
1947 - Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands
1948 - 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
1949 - "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 perfs
1949 - Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio
1949 - Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
1949 - Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 1950 - Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb
1950 - Sen Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees
1953 - USSR breaks relations with Israel
1955 - McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
1955 - Pres Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to S Vietnam
1955 - Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazachstan
1955 - WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Miami Beach Golf Open
1957 - Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed
Basketball Player Bill RussellBasketball Player Bill Russell 1958 - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101
1958 - Gen Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected president of Guatemala
1960 - Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
1961 - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1961 - Mushtaq Mohammad scores 1st Test Cricket century at 17 yrs 82 days
1961 - USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus
1962 - Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia
1963 - Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1964 - Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
1964 - End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career
1964 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1964 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
1965 - KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1965 - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1967 - Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater
1967 - Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs
1967 - Pirate Radio Free Harlem (NYC) begins transmitting
1970 - Anthony Shaffers "Sleuth," premieres in NYC
1971 - Only Test Cricket for Ken Eastwood, who scored 5 & 0 Aust v England
1973 - 1st US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine
1974 - Heads of state of Algeria, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia discuss oil strategy in view of the progress in Arab-Israeli disengagement
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
1978 - "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 perfs
1978 - Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
1978 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
1978 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
1979 - Kosmos 1076, 1st Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched
1979 - Bakhtiar resigns as prime minister of Iran after losing support of the military
1980 - "Canterbury Tales" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances
1980 - NY Islanders 2nd scoreless tie, vs Winnipeg Jets
Cricketer Richard HadleeCricketer Richard Hadlee 1980 - Richard Hadlee becomes NZ's top wicket-taker with 117
1981 - Admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
1981 - Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent
1981 - Cape Verde amends its constitution
1981 - Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Bldg, 10m
1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record
1984 - Alice Miller wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1984 - Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1984 - Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at Olympics
1984 - West Indies beat Australia 2-0-1 to win cricket World Series Cup receiving all perfect scores for quality & gold medal
1985 - 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary
1985 - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket World Series Cup
1986 - 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana
1987 - Survivors of a black man murdered by KKK members awarded $7 M damages
1989 - 39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston
1989 - 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel
1989 - 50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry
1989 - Barbara Harris becomes 1st female bishop of a US Episcopal church
1989 - Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick & 10th 40+ goal season
1989 - Thursday's Child sets sailing record, NY-Cape Horn-SF, 80 d 20 h
1989 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
1991 - Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence
1991 - North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition
1994 - 17th Winter Olympic games opens in Lillehammer, Norway
1994 - 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston
1994 - Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" stolen (in Oslo)
1994 - Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.90m
1994 - Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose
1995 - 45th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix
1995 - Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly
1995 - Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
1995 - Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
1995 - Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
1995 - Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7:35.15)
1995 - PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections
1995 - Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)
1995 - Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
MLB Legend Cal Ripken JrMLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr 1996 - 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win
1997 - Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement
1998 - "Freak," opens at Cort Theater NYC
1998 - 250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die & 50 hurt
1998 - Dallas Cowboys sign Chan Gailey as their 4th head coach
1998 - Intel unveils its 1st graphics chip i740
1998 - US district judge T Hogan declares line-item veto law unconstitutional
1999 - President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
2001 - NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 2001 - 9th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Marion Jones win
2002 - US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.
2002 - An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, 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 eventually 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.
2006 - A 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.
2006 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-17
2007 - A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.
NFL Coach Marty SchottenheimerNFL Coach Marty Schottenheimer 2007 - Marty Schottenheimer is abruptly fired as head coach of the San Diego Chargers due to lack of playoff success and a strained relationship with ownership
2009 - Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes near Buffalo in the state of New York killing 50 people.
2012 - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is re-elected president of Turkmenistan with 97% of the vote
2012 - Zambia defeat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations
2012 - 54th Grammy Awards: Rolling In The Deep, Bon Iver wins
2013 - North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized
2013 - At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve SabolAmerican Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol 2014 - Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating

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