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February 12th

February 12th is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year (323 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 12th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 12th

1809 Abraham Lincoln (16th US President)

Abraham Lincoln

1809 Charles Darwin (biologist)

Charles Darwin

1873 Barnum Brown (paleontologist)

1881 Anna Pavlova (ballet dancer - after whom the Australian/New Zealand dish of Pavlova is named)

1893 Omar Bradley (US General)

1915 Lorne Greene (actpr)

1916 Joseph Alioto (Mayor of San Francisco 1968-1976, proclaimed first Earth Day in 1970)

1919 Forrest Tucker (actor)

1928 John Fieldhouse (British admiral during the Falklands War)

1942 Ehud Barak (Israeli Prime Minister)

1945 Maud Adams (actress)

1948 Ray Kurzweil (computer scientist)

1950 Michael Ironside (actor)

1950 Steve Hackett (guitarist - Genesis)

1955 Philip Zimmermann (cryptographer - PGP)

1955 Arsenio Hall (actor, TV presenter)

Arsenio Hall

1965 Brett Kavanaugh (US Supreme Court Justice)

1968 Josh Brolin (actor)

1980 Christina Ricci (actress)

1993 Jennifer Stone (actress)

February 12th in History

1832 Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.

1855 Michigan State University founded.

1892 Abraham Lincoln's birthday is proclaimed a national holiday in the USA.

1909 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded.

1915 First stone of Lincoln Memorial placed in Washington DC.

Lincoln Memorial

1961 USSR leaunches the Venera 1 probe to Venus.

1963 Construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis begins.

Gateway Arch

1992 Mongolia adopts new constitution.

1999 President Bill Clinton acquitted by the US Senate in his impeachment trial.

Bill Clinton

2001 NEAR Shoemaker is the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.

2004 San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

February 12th is also

Darwin Day (commemorates Charles Darwin)

Lincoln's Birthday (USA).

Georgia Day (Georgia, USA)


People born on February 12th are Aquarius


Aquarius Information: Aquarius Links:

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