On This Day for 12th February

Historical Events

  • 1700 The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
  • 1912 Last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates
  • 1999 US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial
  • 2001 NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 2013 North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized

Did You Know?

World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.

On February 12th, 1946

Famous Weddings

  • 1736 Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Francois I)