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Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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February 12 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 881: Pope John VIII crowns Charles III the Fat King of Italy.
  • 1429: English forces under Sir John Fastolf defeat a convoy of arms to Orleans to attack Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and John Stewart at the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
  • 1502: Isabel I publishes an edict that prohibits Islam in the Crown of Castile, forcing practically all of her Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity.
  • 1541: in Chile, Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago de la Nueva Extremadura (today Santiago, capital of the country).
  • 1542: in South America, the expedition of fifty men under Francisco de Orellana discovers the Amazon River.
  • 1554: a year after coming to the throne of her country, Joan I of England is beheaded for treason.
  • 1567: in Chile, Captain Martín Ruiz de Gamboa founds the city of Castro.
  • 1577: Juan de Austria signs the Perpetual Edict with the rebels of the Netherlands, by which he agrees to withdraw the Spanish thirds.
  • 1593 – As part of the Japanese invasions of Korea, approximately 3,000 defenders of the Joseon dynasty led by General Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces at the site of Haengju.
  • 1689: the British Parliament declares that the war against France in 1688 by Jaime II, the last Catholic king of England ends in the abdication of the monarch.
  • 1700: the Great Northern War begins in Europe.
  • 1719: The Onderlinge, the longest-running insurance company in history, is founded in the Netherlands.
  • 1733: in the United States, the British James Oglethorpe founds the colony of Georgia.
  • 1771: in Sweden, Gustavo III becomes monarch.
  • 1814: in Venezuela the battle of La Victoria is fought, for the independence of the country, in which the patriotic generals José Félix Ribas and Vicente Campo Elías, together with troops made up of seminarians and students from the University of Caracas, defeat the royalist troops commanded by José Tomás Boves and his second in command, Francisco Tomás Morales.
  • 1817: in the current village of Los Andes, the army of the Andes under the command of General José de San Martín and after crossing the Andes mountain range defeats the Spanish in the battle of Chacabuco, fundamental in the independence of Chile.
  • 1818: Bernardo O’Higgins proclaims the Act of Independence of Chile in Talca. Bernardo O’Higgins, Miguel Zañartu, Hipólito de Villegas and José Ignacio Zenteno signed the proclamation of the Independence of Chile.
  • 1825: at the Teatro del Conservatorio di San Sebastiano in Naples, Vincenzo Bellini premieres his opera Adelson e Salvini.
  • 1825: The Native American Creek tribe cedes its last portion of land to the whites and moves east.
  • 1832: Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands.
  • 1853: in Chile, Vicente Pérez Rosales founded the city of Puerto Montt. It is named in honor of President Manuel Montt.
  • 1855: Michigan State University is founded in the United States.
  • 1868: an envoy of Pius IX gives Elizabeth II of Spain the Golden Rose.
  • 1870: in Utah (United States) women obtain equal votes.
  • 1879: Madison Square Garden, the world’s first artificial skating rink, opens in New York.
  • 1879: in the Saltpeter War (or War of the Pacific), Chile snatches the Atacama maritime strip from Bolivia.
  • 1891: the newspaper El Espectador reappears in Colombia, after being suspended in 1888.
  • 1894: at the Café Terminus in Paris, the anarchist Émile Henry sets off a bomb, killing one person and wounding twenty.
  • 1899: Spain sells the archipelagos of the Carolinas, Marianas and Palau to Germany.
  • 1905: the Zemstvo (assembly of the Russian nobility) asks the Tsar to remain in power and participate in the reforms.
  • 1907: British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannermann, calls in the Commons for greater autonomy for Ireland.
  • 1908: The automobile race around the world begins, from New York to Paris.
  • 1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded in the United States.
  • 1912: Emperor Xuantong (of the Qing dynasty) abdicates, the last emperor of China.
  • 1912: the ROC adopts the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1914: the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is laid in Washington D.C.
  • 1921: the union pact between Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador is approved, which establishes a single sovereignty and representation. They adopted the name of United Provinces of Central America.
  • 1924: Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to make a speech live on the radio.
  • 1931: Pope Pius XI inaugurates Vatican Radio.
  • 1934: the Austrian Civil War takes place in Austria until February 16.
  • 1934: in Spain the National-Syndicalist Offensive Boards are inaugurated and they decide to merge with the Spanish Falange.
  • 1941: The country of Peru declares war on the Axis Powers during World War II.
  • 1941: in the Italian city of Bordighera, during World War II, the Spanish dictator Franco meets with the Italian dictator Mussolini.
  • 1942: in Seville (Spain) the dictator Franco meets with the Portuguese dictator Oliveira Salazar.
  • 1944: in Pereira, Colombia, after the union of Vidriocol and Deportivo Otún, the Deportivo Pereira team was born.
  • 1946: in the northwest of Ireland, Operation Deadlight ends when the last of the Kriegsmarine submarines captured by allies is sunk.
  • 1946 – African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard was severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses vision with both eyes. The subsequent incident galvanizes the civil rights movement and partially inspires Orson Welles’s film Touch of Evil.
  • 1949: in Ecuador, while a broadcast of the science fiction novel The War of the Worlds (radio) was being carried out on the Radio Quito station, people thought it was a real news coverage. Upon learning of the farce, they set fire to the building, where in addition to the radio, the newspaper El Comercio also operated. The event registered five deaths.
  • 1951: wedding of Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Persia, with the princess of German origin Soraya Esfandiary.
  • 1952: in England, Elizabeth II is proclaimed queen.
  • 1961: the Soviet Union launches the Venera 1 probe directed to fly over the planet Venus.
  • 1961: flawed elections are held in Argentina ―as on March 13, 1960, President Arturo Frondizi had once again banned the Peronist Party (which in 1954 had won the elections by 62% of the votes in an election also labeled as’ fraudulent ‘) -. The socialist Alfredo Palacios is elect national senator by the Federal Capital.
  • 1962: in the Sahara desert, French soldiers find British aviator Bill Lancaster mummified, who on April 11, 1933 had taken off from England to the Cape of Good Hope (southern tip of Africa), in an attempt to break the record of speed, but had never reached the destination.
  • 1966: Mujibur Rahman announces the famous Six Points in Karachi as a manifesto of the Awami League that will be the basis of the formation of Bangladesh.
  • 1973: Vietnam War: The first prisoners of the United States are freed by the Viet Cong.
  • 1973: Juan María Bordaberry, Uruguayan president, gives in to pressure from the military and ceases the government. A National Security Council is created to guarantee military control of the country.
  • 1974: the President of the Government of Spain, Carlos Arias Navarro, addresses a programmatic speech to the Cortes, considered open-minded; gave rise to the so-called “spirit of February 12”.
  • 1980: the International Olympic Committee rejects the boycott of the Moscow Olympic Games and its change of venue promoted by the United States.
  • 1988: there is the incident of the Black Sea crash in 1988, in which the American cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48) with missiles was intentionally rammed by the Soviet frigate Bezzavetnyy in Soviet territorial waters, of which Yorktown claims an innocent passage.
  • 1989: Barbara Clementine Harris, priestess of the Episcopal Church since 1980, is proclaimed the first female bishop in history.
  • 1990: Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female president in Australian history.
  • 1993: in the United Kingdom, two 10-year-old boys, named John Venables and Robert Thompson, kidnap and murder James Patrick Bulger, a 2-year-old boy, leaving him on the train tracks, but not before hitting and torturing him .
  • 1993: An agreement is reached between the South African Government and the African National Congress (ANC) to form an interim government of national unity after the elections, which will help smooth the transition from apartheid (racism) to democracy.
  • 1997: Japan launches its Haruka Japanese radio astronomical space observatory.
  • 1997: Hwang Jang-yop, secretary of the Korean Workers’ Party and architect of the Juche doctrine in North Korea, requests asylum at the South Korean embassy in Beijing.
  • 1999: in the United States, in the Lewinsky case, the Senate acquits Bill Clinton of the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
  • 2001: the NEAR Shoemaker satellite lands for the first time on an asteroid (433 Eros).
  • 2002: the United Nations (New York) celebrates the World Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers. On this day, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, promoted by the United Nations Organization, comes into force, raising the minimum age for recruitment and participation in hostilities from 15 to 18 years.
  • 2002: Slobodan Milošević (former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) begins the war crimes trial at the Hague Court.
  • 2002: in Jorramabad (Lorestan, Iran) a Tupolev Tu-154 of the Iran Air company crashes, killing 119 people.
  • 2004: the toy company Mattel announces the breakup of Barbie and Ken, after forty-three years of relationships.
  • 2004: The city of San Francisco, California grants the right to same-gender couples to legally marry.
  • 2004: On the banks of the Biobío River, the mortal remains of the young Chilean student Jorge Matute Johns are found, who disappeared after a confusing incident that occurred in a nightclub in Talcahuano on November 20, 1999.
  • 2005: in the city of Caracas (Venezuela), the Venezuelan swimmer Rafael Vidal, bronze medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, dies when his vehicle is hit.
  • 2005: The Windsor Tower burns down in Madrid, Spain.
  • 2007: In Trolley Square (Salt Lake City), a murderer opens fire from a wall, killing 5 people.
  • 2008: Bolivia declares itself in a state of emergency after almost 4 months of the La Niña phenomenon, which has caused flooding throughout the territory.
  • 2008: In Damascus, a bomb blast kills Imad Mugniyeh, a prominent member of Hezbollah and responsible for the deaths of dozens of people.
  • 2009: Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crashes in the suburbs of New York (United States). 50 people die.
  • 2012: in Venezuela the primaries of the Table of Democratic Unity (MUD) are held.
  • 2014: in Venezuela, within the framework of the bicentennial of Youth Day, student protests take place.
  • 2016: in Cuba, meeting and signing of a joint declaration between Pope Francis and the Patriarch of Moscow Cyril I.
  • 2016: in Mexico, the pastoral visit of Pope Francis to Mexico begins.
  • 2019: in the Supreme Court of Spain the trial of the leaders of the Catalan independence process begins with the allegations of the defenses about the possible violations of the fundamental rights of the accused.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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February 12 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1074: Conrad of Lorraine, Italian king (d. 1101).
  • 1218: Kujō Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256).
  • 1567: Thomas Campion, English poet and composer (d. 1620).
  • 1637: Jan Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist and zoologist (d. 1680).
  • 1663: Thomas Newcomen, English blacksmith and inventor (d. 1729).
  • 1665: Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721).
  • 1685: George Hadley, English lawyer and meteorologist (d. 1768).
  • 1706: Johann Joseph Christian, German sculptor (d. 1777).
  • 1728: Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799).
  • 1746: Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish general (d. 1817).
  • 1768: Francis I, Austrian Emperor (d. 1835).
  • 1775: Louisa Adams, American woman, wife of President John Quincy Adams (d. 1852).
  • 1777: Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German writer (d. 1843).
  • 1785: Pierre Louis Dulong, French chemist (d. 1838).
  • 1788: Carl Reichenbach, German chemist (d. 1869).
  • 1794: Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867).
  • 1794: Valentín Canalizo, Mexican military and politician (d. 1850).
  • 1804: Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865).
  • 1809: Charles Darwin, British naturalist (d. 1882).
  • 1809 – Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President (d. 1865).
  • 1817: Trinidad de la Garza Melo, Mexican lawyer and politician (d. 1879).
  • 1828: George Meredith, British writer (d. 1909).
  • 1830: Pedro León Gallo Goyenechea, Chilean politician (d. 1877).
  • 1830: Stephen Wilcox, American inventor (d. 1893).
  • 1837: Emilia Calé, Spanish writer (d. 1908).
  • 1854: Bernardo Soto Alfaro, 14th Costa Rican president (d. 1931).
  • 1857: Eugène Atget, French photographer (d. 1927).
  • 1860: Telesforo Aranzadi, Spanish scientist (d. 1945)
  • 1861: Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian writer (d. 1937).
  • 1869: Franz Stassen, German painter (f, 1949).
  • 1876: Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933).
  • 1877: Louis Renault, French industrialist (d. 1944).
  • 1881: Anna Pávlova, Russian dancer (d. 1931).
  • 1884: Max Beckmann, German painter (d. 1950).
  • 1884: Johan Laidoner, Estonian general (d. 1953).
  • 1885: Julius Streicher, Nazi leader and editor (d. 1946).
  • 1887: Edelmiro Julián Farrell, Argentine military man (d. 1980).
  • 1888: Ángel María de Rosa, Argentine sculptor (d. 1970).
  • 1888: Clara Campoamor, Spanish republican politician, defender of the vote for women (d. 1972).
  • 1893: Omar Bradley, American military man (d. 1981).
  • 1898: Wallace Ford, British actor (d. 1966).
  • 1903: Jorge Basadre, Peruvian historian (d. 1980).
  • 1905: Federica Montseny, Spanish anarchist (d. 1994).
  • 1906: Pepe Guízar, Mexican composer (d. 1980).
  • 1907: Hernán Benítez, Argentine Catholic priest, advisor to Evita Perón (f. 1996).
  • 1907: José Borobio Ojeda, Spanish architect (d. 1984).
  • 1908: Jacques Herbrand, French mathematician (d. 1931).
  • 1909: Bernabé Ferreyra, Argentine soccer player (d. 1972).
  • 1909: Sigmund Rascher, German doctor of the Nazi SS (d. 1945).
  • 1910: Enrique Anderson Imbert, Argentine writer, essayist and literary critic (f. 2000).
  • 1911: Antonio Guzmán, Dominican president (d. 1982).
  • 1912: Luis Merino Reyes, Chilean writer (d. 2011).
  • 1913: Nicolás Cabrera, Spanish scientist (d. 1989).
  • 1913: Nicolau Casaus, vice president of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2003 (f. 2007).
  • 1913: José Mallorquí, Spanish writer (d. 1972).
  • 1914: Tex Beneke, American musician (d. 2000).
  • 1915: Lorne Greene, Canadian actor (d. 1987).
  • 1915: Evaristo Acevedo, Spanish writer and humorist (d. 1997).
  • 1916: Eduardo Figueroa Geisse, Chilean economist and politician (f. 2000).
  • 1918: Julian Schwinger, American physicist, Nobel laureate in physics in 1965 (d. 1994).
  • 1919: Chola Luna, Argentine tango singer (f. 2015).
  • 1919: Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986).
  • 1923: Franco Zeffirelli, Italian filmmaker (f. 2019).
  • 1924: Jorge Gaitán Durán, Colombian poet (f.1962).
  • 1929: Gonzalo Figueroa Yáñez, Chilean lawyer and academic (f. 2011).
  • 1929: Dino Ramos, composer, author and Argentine television host (d. 1984).
  • 1932: Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist (d. 1998).
  • 1932: Juan María Bandrés Molet, Spanish lawyer and politician (d. 2011).
  • 1934: Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress.
  • 1934: Caroline Worsley, Scottish aristocrat.
  • 1934: Bill Russell, American basketball player.
  • 1936: Joe Don Baker, American actor.
  • 1937: Charles Dumas, American athlete (d. 2004).
  • 1938: Judy Blume, American writer.
  • 1939: Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist, of the band The Doors (f. 2013).
  • 1940: Gilda Cruz-Romo, Mexican soprano.
  • 1940: Richard Lynch, American actor (d. 2012).
  • 1940: Robert Saladrigas, Spanish writer.
  • 1941: Ron Lyle, American boxer (d. 2011).
  • 1942: Ehud Barak, Israeli Prime Minister.
  • 1942: Paula Gales, Argentine tango singer.
  • 1942: Mario Socolinsky, Argentine doctor and television presenter (d. 2007).
  • 1945: Maud Adams, Swedish actress.
  • 1945: David Friedman, American economist.
  • 1946: Cliff DeYoung, American actor and musician.
  • 1946: Jean Eyeghe Ndong, Gabonese Prime Minister.
  • 1947: Miguel Delibes de Castro, Spanish biologist.
  • 1947: Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian religious leader (d. 1984).
  • 1948: Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and writer.
  • 1948: Alfonso Ussía, Spanish writer.
  • 1949: Enzo Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2013).
  • 1949: Joaquín Sabina, Spanish singer-songwriter.
  • 1950: Steve Hackett, British guitarist, of the band Genesis.
  • 1950: Michael Ironside, Canadian actor.
  • 1952: Patricia Dal (Teresa Dal Maso), actress, dancer, former model and former Argentine vedette.
  • 1952: Michael McDonald, American singer, of the band The Doobie Brothers.
  • 1952: Simon MacCorkindale, British actor.
  • 1953: Marcelo Alfaro, Argentine actor (d. 2012).
  • 1953: Joanna Kerns, American actress.
  • 1954 – Phil Zimmermann, American inventor, creator of PGP.
  • 1955: Arsenio Hall, American television presenter.
  • 1958: Javier Gurruchaga, Spanish singer.
  • 1959: Larry Nance, American basketball player.
  • 1961: David Graeber, American anarchist anthropologist (d. 2020).
  • 1961: Ángeles Alvarez, Spanish politician.
  • 1962: Alberto Plaza, Chilean singer-songwriter and composer.
  • 1968: Josh Brolin, American actor.
  • 1968: Christopher McCandless, American traveler (d. 1992).
  • 1969: Darren Aronofsky, American filmmaker.
  • 1969: Carlos Palito Cerutti, Argentine basketball player (d. 1990).
  • 1969: Meja, Swedish singer-songwriter.
  • 1969: Hong Myung-bo, South Korean footballer.
  • 1969: Byron Stroud, American bassist, of the band Fear Factory.
  • 1970: Adrián Yospe, Argentine actor (d. 2011).
  • 1973: Víctor Montero, Chilean actor.
  • 1973: Tara Strong, American actress
  • 1974: Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese Formula 1 driver.
  • 1974: Fonzworth Bentley, Japanese hip-hop artist.
  • 1975: Scot Pollard, American basketball player.
  • 1976: Silvia Saint, Czech porn actress.
  • 1977: Jimmy Conrad, American footballer.
  • 1979: Jesse Spencer, Australian actor.
  • 1979: Patricio Ormazábal, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1979: Sergio Matabuena, Spanish footballer.
  • 1979: Gerard Amoukou Gnanhouan, Ivorian footballer.
  • 1980: Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player.
  • 1980: Christina Ricci, American actress.
  • 1980: Sarah Lancaster, American actress.
  • 1981: Raúl Entrerríos, Spanish handball player.
  • 1981: Miguel Ángel Corona, Spanish footballer.
  • 1983: Iko Uwais, Indonesian martial artist.
  • 1984: Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer.
  • 1985: Saskia Burmeister, Australian actress.
  • 1987: Argenis Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1988: Mike Posner, American musician.
  • 1988: Nicolás Otamendi, Argentine footballer.
  • 1988: Nana Eikura, actress and Japanese model.
  • 1993: Jennifer Stone, American actress.
  • 1993: Rafinha Alcántara, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1993: Paolo Faragò, Italian footballer.
  • 1993: Chuty, Spanish rapper.
  • 1995: Daniela Aedo, Mexican actress.
  • 1995: Ignacio, “El pumita” Sánchez, footballer from Trinidad and Tobago.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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February 12 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 821: Benedict of Aniane, French monk (b. 747).
  • 1483: Francisco I de Foix, King of Navarre (b.1469).
  • 1517: Catherine I of Navarre, queen of Navarre (b.1468).
  • 1538: Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter.
  • 1554: Lady Jane Gray, successor to the English throne (b. 1537).
  • 1590: François Hotman, French lawyer and writer (b. 1524).
  • 1612: Christopher Clavius, German Jesuit (b. 1539).
  • 1689: María Luisa de Orleans, queen consort of Spain between 1679 and 1689 (b. 1662).
  • 1763: Pierre de Marivaux, French playwright (b.1668).
  • 1771: Adolfo Federico, Swedish king (b. 1710).
  • 1779: Jacobo Sedelmayer, Jesuit missionary and explorer of New Spain (b. 1703).
  • 1789: Ethan Allen, American military man (b. 1738).
  • 1799: Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729).
  • 1804: Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (b. 1724).
  • 1819: Francisco Javier Balmis, Spanish physician (b. 1753).
  • 1834: Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologian (b. 1768).
  • 1889: Manuel Villacampa del Castillo, Spanish military (b. 1827).
  • 1894: Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830).
  • 1896: Ambroise Thomas, composer of French operas (b. 1811).
  • 1897: Jesús Jiménez Zamora, 4th and 6th Costa Rican president (b. 1823).
  • 1905: Edward Dannreuther, German pianist and musicologist (b. 1844).
  • 1907: Muriel Robb, British tennis player (b.1878).
  • 1915: Émile Waldteufel, French composer (b.1837).
  • 1916: Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (b.1831).
  • 1929: Lillie Langtry, British actress and singer (b. 1853).
  • 1933: Henri Duparc, French composer (b.1848).
  • 1935: Auguste Escoffier, French chef (b. 1846).
  • 1937 – Christopher Caudwell, British writer and politician (b.1907).
  • 1939: Carl Herlitz, German businessman (b.1867).
  • 1939: S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (b. 1868).
  • 1945: (possibly) Margot Frank, Anne Frank’s older sister (b.1926).
  • 1947: Kurt Lewin, Polish psychologist (b. 1890).
  • 1954: Dziga Vertov, Russian film director (b. 1896).
  • 1959: George Antheil, American musician (b.1900).
  • 1960: Jean-Michel Atlan, French painter (b.1913).
  • 1962: Indalecio Prieto, Spanish journalist and politician (b. 1883).
  • 1963: Martín Ramírez, Mexican painter (b. 1895).
  • 1967: Jesús Delgado Álvarez, religious and Spanish Augustinian writer (b. 1872).
  • 1970: Julio Palacios, Spanish physicist.
  • 1976: Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939).
  • 1979: Jean Renoir, French film director (b. 1894).
  • 1981: Tomás García Figueras, soldier and Spanish writer (b. 1892).
  • 1983: Elizabeth of Orleans, French noblewoman (b.1900).
  • 1984: Anna Anderson, aspiring to the throne of Russia (b. 1896).
  • 1984: Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (b. 1914).
  • 1984: Carlos González Bueno, Spanish physician (b. 1898).
  • 1985: Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (b.1924).
  • 1989: Thomas Bernhard, Austrian writer (b.1931).
  • 1994: Rafael Durán, Spanish actor (b.1911).
  • 1996: Rosamel Araya, Chilean singer (b.1936).
  • 2000: Tom Landry, American football coach (b.1924).
  • 2000: Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (b.1922).
  • 2000: Juan Carlos Thorry, Argentine actor (b.1908).
  • 2000: Screamin ‘Jay Hawkins, American musician (b.1929).
  • 2002: Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler’s personal secretary (b.1920).
  • 2003: Emilio Romero, Spanish writer and journalist (b. 1917).
  • 2004: Albeiro Usuriaga, Colombian soccer player (b. 1966).
  • 2005: Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan swimmer (b.1964).
  • 2006: Juan Sánchez-Navarro, Mexican businessman (b.1913).
  • 2007: Pepe Díaz Lastra, Argentine actor of Cuban origin (b. 1928).
  • 2007: Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist (b.1905).
  • 2010: Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian Luger (b.1988) .2
  • 2010: Luis Molowny, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1925) .3
  • 2011: Fedor den Hertog, Dutch cyclist (b.1946).
  • 2011: Kenneth Mars, American actor (b.1936).
  • 2011: Gilberto Rey, Argentine actor, poet, librettist and author (b.1936).
  • 2011: Peter Alexander, Austrian actor, singer, presenter and showman (b.1926).
  • 2012: Germán Sánchez Ruipérez, Spanish publisher and patron businessman (b.1926).
  • 2012: David Kelly, Irish actor (b.1929).
  • 2014: Santiago Feliú, Cuban singer-songwriter (b.1962).
  • 2016: Juan Carlos Godoy, Argentine tango singer (b.1922).
  • 2017: Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (b.1940).
  • 2019: Gordon Banks, former English footballer (b.1937).
  • 2020: Rajendra K. Pachauri, Indian academic and engineer, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner (b.1940).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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February 12 – A Day as Today – Celebrations

  • Darwin Day to promote Science.
  • Mexico:
    • Swimmer’s day
  • North Korea: Sollal.
  • U.S:
    • Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
    • Georgia Day.
  • Ecuador:
    • Day of the Ecuadorian East.
  • Mauricio:
    • Spring Festival.
  • Mongolia:
    • Tsagaan Sar.
  • Burma:
    • Union of Myanmar.
  • Nepal:
    • Shiva Ratri (‘the night of Shivá’, in honor of the god Shivá).
  • South Sudan:
    • Isra and Merag.
  • Venezuela:
    • Youth Day.
  • Vietnam:
    • Tet Nguyen.
  • Lunar New Year: Brunei, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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February 12 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Antonio Cauleas
  • Saint Benedict of Aniano
  • Saint Eulalia of Barcelona
  • Saint Ludano
  • Saint Meletius of Antioch
  • Holy melesia
  • Saint Saturninus of Carthage and fellow martyrs of Abitinia
  • Beata Humbelina.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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February 12 – A Day as Today – Zodiac sign

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