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February 12 Historical Events

The following events took place on February 12. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 47 events. Showing 31 - 47.

  • 1947
    The largest observed iron meteorite until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
  • 1947
    Christian Dior unveils a “New Look”, helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.
  • 1961
    Soviet Union launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
  • 1963
    Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
  • 1968
    Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre.
  • 1974
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
  • 1983
    One hundred women protest in Lahore, Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq’s proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.
  • 1990
    Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
  • 1992
    The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
  • 1994
    Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
  • 1999
    United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 2001
    NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 2002
    The trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
  • 2002
    An Iran Airtour Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
  • 2004
    The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • 2009
    Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
  • 2014
    A massive winter storm across states in the southern United States causes widespread power outages, travel disruptions and dangerous road conditions.

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