This day in history - February 12

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What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 12, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 12 encompassed events relating to the Second Voyage to India by Vasco da Gama, Execution of Lady Jane Grey, Appropriation of the Galapagos Islands by Ecuador, Cafe Terminus Bombing, Formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Construction of the Lincoln Memorial, USS Macon Crash, Presentation of Christian Dior's First Collection, Construction of the Gateway Arch and Theft of Edvard Munch's 'The Scream'. Many famous people were associated with these significant events including Vasco da Gama, Lady Jane Grey, Mary I, Jose de Villamil, Emile Henry, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield, Storey, Henry Bacon, Daniel Chester French, Herbert V. Wiley, Christian Dior, Carmel Snow, Eero Saarinen and Edvard Munch.

Second Voyage to India by Vasco da Gama - February 12, 1502: On this day in history, February 12, 1502, crucial events took place today in Lisbon, Potugal, relating to the Second Voyage to India by Vasco da Gama. On February 12, 1502, Vasco da Gama set sail for India after being sent back, by King Manuel I of Portugal, to take revenge on Zamorin of Calicut. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1502 were Vasco da Gama. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Second Voyage to India by Vasco da Gama *** Date: February 12, 1502 *** Place: Lisbon, Potugal *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Execution of Lady Jane Grey - February 12, 1554: On this day in history, February 12, 1554, important events took place today in London, England, surrounding the Execution of Lady Jane Grey. After being nominated, by the dying King Edward VI, to succeed him, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed Queen on July 10, 1553. Nine days later the Privy Council had changed sides and proclaimed Mary, Edward VI's half sister, to be Queen. The deposed Lady Jane Grey was arrested and kept in the Tower of London where she was executed for treason on February 12, 1554. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1554 were Lady Jane Grey, Mary I. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Execution of Lady Jane Grey *** Date: February 12, 1554 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Appropriation of the Galapagos Islands by Ecuador - February 12, 1832: On this day in history, February 12, 1832, crucial events took place today in Ecuador, relating to the Appropriation of the Galapagos Islands by Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands were appropriated by Ecuador on February 12, 1832, and renamed the Archipelago of Ecuador. General Jose de Villamil, the first Governor of Galapagos, populated the island of Floreana with convicts. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1832 were Jose de Villamil. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Appropriation of the Galapagos Islands by Ecuador *** Date: February 12, 1832 *** Place: Ecuador *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Cafe Terminus Bombing - February 12, 1894: On this day in history, February 12, 1894, momentous events took place today in Paris, France, with regard to the Cafe Terminus Bombing. French Anarchist Emile Henry bombed the Cafe Terminus in Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, on February 12, 1894. The explosion killed one person and wounded a further twenty. Henry was executed by guillotine for his crime. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1894 were Emile Henry. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Cafe Terminus Bombing *** Date: February 12, 1894 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Terrorism *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - February 12, 1909: On this day in history, February 12, 1909, important events took place today in New York, USA, surrounding the Formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. On February 12, 1909, the 'National Association for the Advancement of Colored People' was formed by W. E. B. Du Bois, Moorfield Storey and Mary White Ovington. It was formed as a bi-racial orgaization with a view to advancing justice for African-Americans . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1909 were W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield, Storey. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People *** Date: February 12, 1909 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Construction of the Lincoln Memorial - February 12, 1914: On this day in history, February 12, 1914, significant events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, respecting the Construction of the Lincoln Memorial. Construction of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Began on February 12, 1914. Henry Bacon was the Architect, and the designer of the main Lincoln statue was Daniel Chester French. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1914 were Henry Bacon, Daniel Chester French. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Construction of the Lincoln Memorial *** Date: February 12, 1914 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

USS Macon Crash - February 12, 1935: On this day in history, February 12, 1935, momentous events took place today in California, USA, with regard to the USS Macon Crash. USS Macon, a rigid airship built and used by the U. S. Navy, crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Monterey Bay, California, on February 12, 1935. The airship, which had been weakened by damage sustained while crossing mountains, was caught in a wind shear during a storm off Point Sur, California. A structural failure resulted in the airship landing on the sea and sinking. There were 2 deaths and 81 survivors, including Commander Herbert V. Wiley. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1935 were Herbert V. Wiley. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: USS Macon Crash *** Date: February 12, 1935 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Presentation of Christian Dior's First Collection - February 12, 1947: On this day in history, February 12, 1947, crucial events took place today in Paris, France, relating to the Presentation of Christian Dior's First Collection. On February 12, 1947, 42 year old Christian Dior presented his first collection. The collection, shown at 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, moved away from the dowdy fashion of the war years and accentuated the curves of the female figure. Following a comment made by Harper's Bazaar's Carmel Snow, the collection became known as the New Look. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1947 were Christian Dior, Carmel Snow. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Presentation of Christian Dior's First Collection *** Date: February 12, 1947 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Fashion *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Construction of the Gateway Arch - February 12, 1963: On this day in history, February 12, 1963, significant events took place today in Missouri, USA, respecting the Construction of the Gateway Arch. Construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, began on February 12, 1963. Designed in 1947 by Finnish-American Architect Eero Saarinen, and dedicated to the American People, the Arch was completed on October 28, 1965. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1963 were Eero Saarinen. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Construction of the Gateway Arch *** Date: February 12, 1963 *** Place: Missouri, USA *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Theft of Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' - February 12, 1994: On this day in history, February 12, 1994, significant events took place today in Oslo, Norway, respecting the Theft of Edvard Munch's 'The Scream'. On February 12, 1994, Edvard Munch's best known work 'The Scream' was stolen from a gallery in Olso. The theft, which was filmed by security cameras, took just 50 seconds to achieve. Two men entered the gallery by smashing a window, then cut the painting from the wall using wire cutters. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 12, 1994 were Edvard Munch. Facts on this day in History February 12: Events on this day in history: Theft of Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' *** Date: February 12, 1994 *** Place: Oslo, Norway *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - February 12

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