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What Happened on February 12, 1809

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAbraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (Republican: 1861-65), born in Hardin County, Kentucky (d. 1865)

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

Person of interestCharles Darwin

Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire (d. 1882)

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

1809 Highlights

About February 12, 1809

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 211 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius