On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 2014

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


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Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is found guilty on corruption charges and sentenced to ten years in prison

Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin
Mayor of New Orleans
Ray Nagin
  • German Nordic combined skier Eric Frenzel wins the 1st of 3 career Olympic gold medals in Individual normal hill/10 km event in Sochi; wins event again Pyeongchang and long hill 4 x 5k relay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Intel entrepreneur and co-founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze of Slovenia tie for gold in the women’s downhill event at 1:41.57s at the Sochi Winter Games; first-ever dead-heat in Olympic alpine skiing
  • Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating

Famous Deaths

  • Diarmuid Downs, British automotive engineer, dies at 91
  • Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer ("Your Show of Shows"), dies at 91