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February 12: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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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 321 days left of the year, and don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is just 1 days away!

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 on February 12th.

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

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

Events

What memorable events happened on February 12 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2022

The USA won the Olympic men’s ice hockey gold medal, beating Canada for the first time in 12 years.

2019

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

OTD in 2019: Mexican drug lord Joaquín aka "El Chapo

After more than 200 hours of testimony, the court ruled El Chapo guilty on all counts and sentenced him to life in prison.

2001

NASA’s NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft became the first space probe to land on an asteroid when it touched down on 433 Eros.

1998

The first graphics card chip, i740, was released by Intel.

1994

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

OTD in 1994: The famous iconic painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch was stolen from a gallery in Oslo

1987

After years of court battles, Michael Donald’s family was awarded $7 million.

Michael Donald was a black man lynched by the KKK on March 21, 1981.

1974

The Soviet Union exiled Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the winner of the 1970 Nobel Price in Literature winner.

1951

The fast-food chain, Jack in the Box, was founded in San Diego, California.

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

War of the World’s played on the radio, and residents in Quito, Ecuador, believed they were 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.

1879

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

1870

Utah became the second state to grant 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 who 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?

Famous Births

If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Mike Posner. Here are some other famous people born on February 12th.

1809

Abraham Lincoln

American

President

Abraham Lincoln

Died On:

Apr 15, 1865 (Age 56)

Born In:

Kentucky, USA

1980

Christina Ricci

American

Actress

Christina Ricci

Age:

43 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1809

Charles Darwin

English

Naturalist

Charles Darwin

Died On:

Apr 19, 1882 (Age 73)

Born In:

England, UK

1988

Mike Posner

American

Singer

Mike Posner

Age:

35 years old

Born In:

Michigan, USA

Quotes

Here we have the most notable quotes that have been said on this day throughout history.

1950

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space.

1902

I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

Austrian Poet

Special Holidays

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

February 12: National Plum Pudding Day
United States

National Plum Pudding Day

Otherwise known as Christmas pudding, plum pudding is a classic yet delicious holiday dessert that dates back to the 17th century. Celebrate today by baking your family plum pudding recipe and sharing it with your family.

February 12: National Lost Penny Day
United States

National Lost Penny Day

Did you know that the first penny created was by Benjamin Franklin in 1787? Today is Lost Penny Day, so why not celebrate by digging down the back of your sofa and seeing how many lost pennies you can find?

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Movie theaters make roughly 85% of their profit off concession stands. This is because ticket revenues have to be shared with the movie distributors.

Birthday & Zodiac

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

Aquarians are known thinkers, and they’ll be able to shake your world once they are in it.

Amethyst is the birthstone given to those born in February. Amethyst can enhance confidence and well-being while decreasing feelings of being unbalanced in the mind, body, and soul.

Anyone born on Feb 12 would likely have been conceived around May 22 in the previous year.

Babies conceived on this day will be due around November 5th, 2023.

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