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12 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


12 February: Time flies, and we don’t realize it until we sit down and think about what special day is today or what happened on this day in history on 12th February. Well, here you will find out!

12 February: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 12 February

    • In 1818, Chile formally got its independence from Spain.
    • In 1909, the NAACP or the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People came into existence.
    • In 1953, an agreement was signed between Egypt and Britain that granted Sudan self-government and the self-determination of Sudanese people within three years.
    • In 2019, the Republic of Macedonia, after the Prespa Agreement, officially changed its name to the Republic of North Macedonia.

Birth Anniversaries (12 February)

    • In 1768, the last Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II was born.
    • In 1809, on this day, Abraham Lincoln was born.
    • In 1809, the famous English naturalist Charles Darwin was born.
    • In 1952, the famous American musician Michael McDonald was born.
    • In 1968, the famous American actor Josh Brolin was born.

Death Anniversaries (12 February)

    • In 1804, Immanuel Kant, the famous German academic and intellectual, died.
    • In 2000, the famous American cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz died on this day.
    • In 2014, the famous American actor and comedian Sid Caesar died.
    • In 2019, the famous American activist Lyndon LaRouche died.

What Special Day is Today: 12 February

    • International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers is observed worldwide.
    • As a part of Valentine’s day week, Hug Day is celebrated globally.
    • Darwin Day is celebrated around the world today.
    • National Freedom to Marry Day is celebrated in the US.


We hope this little walk back in time helped you see what a special day is today, and you learned about a few important things that happened on this day in history on 12th February.

Let us know if you know of some other interesting events today. We will be happy to see it in the comments below!



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