On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 2016

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)

BeatificationPapal Visit

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Lattner, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1953, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1954, Pittsburgh Steelers), dies from mesothelioma at 83
2016 Highlights

About February 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius