February 12 in History
1554February 12, 1554:
Lady Jane Grey, who occupied the British throne as queen for nine days, is executed at 16 years old as ordered by Queen Mary I.
1818February 12, 1818:
Chile officially declares its independence from Spain.
1909February 12, 1909:
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.
1912February 12, 1912:
The last Emperor of China, Puyi, abdicates his throne.
1976February 12, 1976:
Actor Sal Mineo of “Rebel Without a Cause” fame is stabbed to death in Hollywood, California by a man named Lionel Williams.
1994February 12, 1994:
A version of “The Scream”, a painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, is stolen by thieves who broke into the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway.
2002February 12, 2002:
Slobodan Milosevic, the former President of Yugoslavia is made to stand trial at The Hague in the Netherlands for war crimes in Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia.
2005February 12, 2005:
Artists Cristo and Jean-Claude debut their art installation, “The Gates” at Central Park in New York City.
2008February 12, 2008:
The Writers of Guild of America members finally bring an end to their 100-day strike when an agreement is reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
2019February 12, 2019:
The Republic of Macedonia officially became known as the Republic of North Macedonia.