Monday, December 9, 2019 (Week 50)

February 12 in History

What happened on February 12 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on february 12 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on february 12 in history.

1999
The U.S. Senate fails to pass two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. He had been accused of perjury and obstruction of justice by the House of Representatives.
1987
A Court in Texas upholds $8.5 billion of a fine imposed on Texaco for the illegal takeover of Getty Oil.
1980
The Lake Placid Winter Olympics open in New York.
1974
The Symbionese Liberation Army asks the Hearst family for $230 million in food for the poor.
1972
Senator Edward Kennedy advocates amnesty for Vietnam draft resisters.
1966
The South Vietnamese win two big battles in the Mekong Delta.
1953
The Soviets break off diplomatic relations with Israel after the bombing of Soviet legation.
1949
Muslim Brotherhood chief Hassan el Banna is shot to death in Cairo.
1944
Wendell Wilkie enters the American presidential race against Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1940
The Soviet Union signs a trade treaty with Germany to aid against the British blockade.
1938
Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the U.S. and Britain.
1935
The Macon, the last U.S. Navy dirigible, crashes off the coast of California, killing two people.
1931
Japan makes its first television broadcast–a baseball game.
1929
Charles Lindbergh announces his engagement to Anne Morrow.
1924
George Gershwin’s groundbreaking symphonic jazz composition Rhapsody in Blue premieres with Gershwin himself playing the piano with Paul Whiteman’s orchestra.
1921
Winston Churchill of London is appointed colonial secretary.
1912
China becomes a republic following the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty.
1909
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.
1836
Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.
1818
Chile gains independence from Spain.
1793
The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.
1709
Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired the creation of Daniel Dafoe’s Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone.
1554
Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for thirteen days, is beheaded on Tower Hill. She was barely 17 years old.
1294
Kublai Khan, the conqueror of Asia, dies at the age of 80.

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