THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 12/02


This day in #history 12/02
FEBRUARY 12TH

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1700 – The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe.

1733 – Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe , at
site of Savannah

1818 – Chile gains independence from Spain

1912 – China adopts Gregorian calendar

1921 – Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

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1934 – The Austrian Civil War begins .

2002 – The trial of former President of Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1809 -.Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky , (R ) 16 th US President (1861 -65)

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1809 – Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species)

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1934 – Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly- gold-56 )

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1949 – Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the
Muslim Brotherhood (b . 1906 )

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