It happened one 12 February

1912 : Abdication of the last emperor of China

On 12 February 1912, the last emperor of China, Pu Yi was forced to abdicate by the Republicans. He was then 6 years old.

2004 : Same Sex Marriage

an Francisco officials began began to perform marriages for gay couples, thereby defying the law of California.

2008 : Screenwriters end their strike

On February 12, 2008, the american screenwriters voted to end their strike after three months of struggle against the studios to get better contracts.

2010 : Opening of Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

On 12 February 2010, the Winter Olympics were opened in Vancouver. This first day was unfortunately marred by the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili.

Latest news : 12 February

Red Hand Day
On February 12, events are held around the world, under the aegis of the United Nations, to draw attention to the fate of child soldiers.

Quote of the day : 12 February

Charles Darwin
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.

Birthdays : 12 February

Bernard Courtois, French chemist (1777)
Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (1785)
Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (1804)
Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809)
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1809)
Omar Bradley, American general (1893)
Julian Schwinger, American physicist, Nobel Laureate (1918)
Pran, Indian actor (1920)
Franco Zeffirelli, Director (1923)
Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel (1942)
Michael Ironside, Canadian actor (1950)
Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (1952)
Joanna Kerns, American actress (1953)
Arsenio Hall, American actor (1956)
Josh Brolin, American actor (1968)
Darren Aronofsky, American director (1969)
Jesse Spencer, Australian actor (1979)
Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player (1980)
Sarah Lancaster, American actress (1980)
Christina Ricci, American actress (1980)
Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1982)

They left us one 12 February

Pierre de Marivaux,, French writer (1763)
Emmanuel Kant, German philosopher (1804)
Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (1894)
Henri Duparc, French composer (1933)
Auguste Escoffier, French chef (1935)
Sal Mineo, American actor (1976)
Jean Renoir, French director (1979)
Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (2005)

Tip of the Day : 12 February

To avoid biting your nails

To avoid biting your nails, always keep a nail file with you and when you want to put your finger in your mouth, file your nails.

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