Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 12

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This is a list of selected February 12 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Lincoln's Birthday in parts of the United States refimprove
881Pope John VIII crowned Charles the Fat as Holy Roman Emperor. refimprove section
1429Hundred Years' War: At the Battle of the Herrings, English forces under John Fastolf successfully defended a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the French. refimprove section
1502Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama set sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India with the object of enforcing Portuguese interests in the Far East. Gama: unreferenced section; 4th Portuguese India Armada: refimprove section, unreferenced section
1541 – Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago, today the capital of Chile, as Santiago del Nuevo Extremo. refimprove section
1554Lady Jane Grey, "The Nine Days Queen of England" in 1553, was executed for high treason at the Tower of London. Save article for July 10
1733James Oglethorpe founded the city of Savannah along with the Province of Georgia, the last of the Thirteen Colonies established by Great Britain in what later became the United States. refimprove section, primary sources
1816 – The original building of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy, today the oldest continuously active opera house in Europe, was destroyed by fire. Its reconstructed building was inaugurated exactly one year later. unreferenced section
1818 – On the first anniversary of its victory in the Battle of Chacabuco, Chile formally declared its independence from Spain. refimprove
1825 – Under the Treaty of Indian Springs, the Creeks, a Native American group, ceded the last of their lands in Georgia to the US government and migrated west. refimprove
1909 – The NAACP, one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States, was founded to work on behalf of the rights of African Americans. inappropriate tone
1912Xinhai Revolution: Puyi, the last Emperor of China, abdicated under a deal brokered by military official and politician Yuan Shikai, formally replacing the Qing dynasty with a new republic in China. too long, unreferenced section (Ancestry)
1934Austrian Civil War Save for February 16
1935 – The USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sank. unreferenced section
1947 – The Sikhote-Alin meteorite, one of the largest iron meteorite impacts ever observed, fell in the Sikhote-Alin range in Siberia. unreferenced section
1974 – Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was arrested and subsequently deported from the Soviet Union for writing The Gulag Archipelago, an exposé of the Soviet forced labour camp system. lots of CN tags
1988 – While exercising the "right of innocent passage" through Soviet waters, the USS Yorktown was intentionally rammed by a Soviet Burevestnik class frigate in what was described as "the last incident of the Cold War". refimprove section


February 12: Red Hand Day; Darwin Day

Christian Dior's "New Look"
Christian Dior's "New Look"

Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei (b. 528) · Ethan Allen (d. 1789) · Jean Eyeghé Ndong (b. 1946)

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