Sunday, February 12, 2017
History for February 12 - On-This-Day.com:
John Winthrop 1588, Charles Darwin 1809, Abraham Lincoln (U.S.) 1809 - Sixteenth President of the United States
Lorne Greene 1915, Joe Garagiola 1926 - Baseball broadcaster, Joe Don Baker 1936 - Actor
1733 - Savannah, GA, was founded by English colonist James Oglethorpe.
1878 - Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball catcher’s mask.
1892 - In the U.S., President Lincoln's birthday was declared to be a national holiday.
1973 - The State of Ohio went metric, becoming the first in the U.S. to post metric distance signs.
1998 - A U.S. federal judge declared that the presidential line-item veto was unconstitutional.
2002 - Pakistan charged three men in connection with the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi.
2003 - The U.N. nuclear agency declared North Korea in violation of international treaties. The complaint was sent to the Security Council.
2013 - North Korea conducted its third underground nuclear test.