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  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 12, 1487

    Elizabeth Woodville

    Retired

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 12, 1487

    Dowager Queen Elizabeth spent the last five years of her life living at Bermondsey Abbey, to which she retired on 12 February 1487.




  • China
    Monday Feb 12, 1912

    Xinhai Revolution

    Puyi and Empress Dowager Longyu Accepted Yuan's Terms of Abdication

    China
    Monday Feb 12, 1912

    On 12 February 1912, after being pressured by Yuan and other ministers, Puyi (age six) and Empress Dowager Longyu accepted Yuan's terms of abdication.




  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1932

    Anna May Wong

    Shanghai Express

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1932

    Wong appeared alongside Marlene Dietrich as a self-sacrificing courtesan in Sternberg's Shanghai Express.




  • Bordighera, Italy
    Wednesday Feb 12, 1941

    Francisco Franco

    Meeting with Mussolini

    Bordighera, Italy
    Wednesday Feb 12, 1941

    Franco and Serrano Suñer held a meeting with Mussolini and Ciano in Bordighera, Italy on 12 February 1941. Mussolini affected not to be interested in Franco's help due to the defeats his forces had suffered in North Africa and the Balkans, and he even told Franco that he wished he could find any way to leave the war.




  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Thursday Feb 12, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    The demands of The non-Communists in The Cabinet

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Thursday Feb 12, 1948

    On 12 February, the non-Communists in the cabinet demanded punishment for the offending Communists in the government and an end to their supposed subversion.




  • El Segundo, California, U.S.
    Monday Feb 12, 1968

    Chris McCandless: Into the Wild

    Birth

    El Segundo, California, U.S.
    Monday Feb 12, 1968

    Christopher Johnson McCandless was born in El Segundo, California. He was the first child of Wilhelmina "Billie" McCandless (née Johnson) and Walter "Walt" McCandless. The couple subsequently had one more child, a daughter named Carine. McCandless also had six half-siblings from Walt McCandless' first marriage, who lived with their mother in California. Author Jon Krakauer later speculated that Walt's transition between these two marriages may have deeply affected and profoundly shaped McCandless' world-view.




  • al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Wednesday Feb 12, 1986

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iraqi 1st Counter-offensive To retake al-Faw

    al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
    Wednesday Feb 12, 1986

    The sudden capture of al-Faw took the Iraqis by shock, since they had thought it impossible for the Iranians to cross the Shatt al-Arab. On 12 February 1986, the Iraqis began a counter-offensive to retake al-Faw, which failed after a week of heavy fighting.


  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Wednesday Feb 12, 1992

    Mongolian Revolution of 1990

    The New Constitution Entered Into Force

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Wednesday Feb 12, 1992

    The new constitution entered into force on 12 February 1992. In addition to establishing Mongolia as an independent, sovereign republic and guaranteeing a number of rights and freedoms, the new constitution restructured the legislative branch of government, creating a unicameral legislature, the State Great Khural (SGK).


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Feb 12, 1994

    Bosnian War

    First casualty free day

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Feb 12, 1994

    On 12 February, Sarajevo enjoyed its first casualty free day since April 1992.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The Senate Emerged from Its Closed Deliberations

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    On February 12, the Senate emerged from its closed deliberations and voted on the articles of impeachment. A two-thirds vote, 67 votes, would have been necessary to convict and remove the President from office.


  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Article Two (Attempting to Obstruct Justice in the Jones Case)

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    All Democrats voted not guilty (45 Votes), the majority of Republicans voted guilty (50 votes) and 5 Republicans voted not guilty.


  • Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Article One (Clinton Lied to the Grand Jury)

    Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1999

    All Democrats voted not guilty (45 Votes), the majority of Republicans voted guilty (45 votes) and 10 Republicans voted not guilty.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 12, 2002

    Slobodan Milošević

    Trial at The Hague

    Hague, Netherlands
    Tuesday Feb 12, 2002

    The trial began at The Hague on 12 February 2002, with Milošević defending himself.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 12, 2005

    Jim Carrey

    The First BAFTA Award nomination

    London, United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 12, 2005

    After Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film received overwhelming acclaim upon release. Critics highly praised Carrey's portrayal of Joel Barish, in addition to the performance of his co-star Kate Winslet, who received an Oscar nomination. According to CNN's reviewer Paul Clinton, Carrey's performance was the actor's "best, most mature and sharply focused performance ever" received another Golden Globe nomination and his first ever BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor.


  • Hubei, China
    Wednesday Feb 12, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Broader definition of confirmed cases

    Hubei, China
    Wednesday Feb 12, 2020

    On 12 February, the Hubei government adopted a broader definition of confirmed cases, which now includes clinically diagnosed patients diagnosed by their symptoms and CT scans but without a nucleic acid test, which can take days to process and delay treatment. "Using CT scans that reveal lung infection would help patients receive treatment as soon as possible and improve their chances of recovery," the provincial health commission said. This new methodology accounts for the sharp increase in Hubei's daily confirmed cases: 13,332 of the 14,840 newly confirmed cases in the province on 12 February were diagnosed clinically under the new definition.


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