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Know what happened on 12th February


Importance of 12th February in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 12th February special in the world history.

1999
After a five-week impeachment trial, US President Bill Clinton was acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice
United States
1999
A group of 20 international scientists warned that genetically modified food may be damaging to health and called for further studies
1994
The Scream, a painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, was stolen from the National Gallery of Norway, Oslo. (Recovered 3 months later)
Norway
1989
Death of Pat Finucane, Belfast solicitor, shot dead by UDA paramilitaries who suspected him of being a high-ranking IRA member
Ireland
1984
Death of Julio Cortázar, Belgian-born Argentine intellectual, author of surrealist and experimental novels and short stories
Belgium
1984
British figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, scoring the first perfect 6.0 in Olympic ice dancing history
Great Britain
1983
Death of Eubie Blake, American musician and songwriter .
United States
1979
Death of Jean Renoir, French film director
France
1934
The Austrian Civil War began. (Note: it ended a few days later)
Austria
1933
Death of Henri Duparc, French composer .
France
1929
Death of Lillie Langtry, British actress, the first society woman on stage
Great Britain
1909
The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) was founded in the USA
United States
1809
Birth of Charles Darwin, British naturalist who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection
Great Britain
1809
Birth of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
United States
1733
James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia
United States
1554
Lady Jane Grey Executed
Great Britain
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