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February 12: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 12

February 12th is the day we officially celebrate Lost Penny Day and Plum Pudding Day.

Welcome to day 43 of the year folks, there are 322 days left of the year, and don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is just 2 days away!

If you were born on February 12, your star sign is Aquarius.

If you were born on this day or want to know more about today you’ll love the incredible discoveries and many historical events that all happened February 12th.

Did you know that on this day in 1870, Utah gave the women the right to vote? Utah was only the second state to do so.

Keep reading for more facts about February 12th in history!

What Happened On February 12 In History?

2019

Mexican drug lord Joaquín aka “El Chapo” was finally brought to justice.

After more than 200 hours of testimony the court ruled El Chapo guilty on all counts and sentenced to life in prison.
Source NY Times
1998

The first graphics card chip i740 was released by Intel.

1994

Famous iconic painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch was stolen from a gallery in Oslo, Norway.

Source AP News
1987

A black man called Michael Donald was lynched by the KKK on March 21, 1981 and after years of court battles the family was awarded $7 million on this day.

1950

Albert Einstein warned against hydrogen bombs on the “Today with Mrs. Roosevelt” weekly TV show.

OTD in 1950: Albert Einstein warned against hydrogen bombs on the "Today with Mrs. Roosevelt" weekly TV show.
1949

Panic and mayhem broke out in Quito, Ecuador when “War of the World’s” played on radio and residents thought Quito was being attacked by Martians.

1947

Christian Dior presented “The New Look Fashion Show”.

OTD in 1947: Christian Dior presented "The New Look Fashion Show".
The event showcased both his Corelle and En 8 lines which went on to revolutionize femininity.
Source DW
1879

Madison Square Garden, New York City opened North America’s first artificial ice rink.

1870

Utah became the second state to allow women the right to vote.

1793

The return of escaped slaves in the US became compulsory after congress introduced the fugitive slave law.

The law covered all states and even those which forbade slavery had to return escaped slaves to the states they came from.
1541

Santiago, Chile was founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia.

Did you know that Santiago is named after the biblical figure St. James?

Did you know that on this day, February 12th 1870, Utah gave the women the right to vote?