On This Day

February 12, 2016 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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