What Happened on February 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Britain's Ordnance Survey, using NASA data posts map of Mars on Flickr
  • Fiji becomes the first country to ratify the UN climate deal (signed Paris, December 2015)
  • Pope Francis begins his visit to Mexico, arriving at “Benito Juarez” International Airport in Mexico City
  • Pope Francis meets Patriarch Kirill in Havana - first meeting between Catholic and Russian Orthodox church heads for nearly 1,000 years
  • Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar is arrested on “anti-nationalism” charges by Indian police at an anniversary event of the death of Afzal Guru, at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Lattner, American football player, dies at 83