1502 – Vasco da Gama left Lisbon on his ship for the second trip to India.
1544 – Jane Jane Gray was sentenced to death for allegations of sedition in England.
1577 – Dan John of Austria, the new governor of the Netherlands, issued an order to end civil war.
1610 – French King Henry IV compromises with German Protestant Union.
1689 – William and Mary King and Queen of England were declared.
1736 – Nadirshah becomes the ruler of France.
1762 – British navy occupies Caribbean island Martinique.
1771 – Gustav III became King of Sweden.
1818 – Chilean South American country receives independence from Spain
1855 – The University of Michigan was founded in the US.
1882 – Establishment of Social Democratic Union in Amsterdam, Amsterdam
1885 – The German East African Company was formed.
1899 – Germany purchases Marinas Caroline and Pilu Island from Spain
1912 – China adopts the Gregorian calendar.
1912 – Manchu dynasty in China abandoned cushion.
1922 – Mahatma Gandhi convinced the Congress Working Committee to end the Non-Cooperation Movement.
1925 – Northern Europe’s Baltic country, Estonia bans the Communist Party.
1928 – Gandhiji announced Satyagraha in Bardoli.
1934 – Workers on the common strike in France.
1938 – German army entered Austria.
1953 – A settlement between Sudan and UK between Egypt and Egypt
1953 – The Soviets break diplomatic relations with Israel.
1974 – Nobel laureate Alexander Soldzenitsyn of the Soviet Union was arrested in Moscow.
1975 – India declares itself as smallpox free.
1979 – Iranian Prime Minister Bakhtiar resigned from his post after losing support to the army.
1988 – In connection with the killing of seven million people during the Second World War, 86-year-old Adria Artukovic was sent from America to Yugoslavia to prosecute.
1988 – Two people were killed and many others were injured by security forces firing on demonstrators in Nablus city on the west coast.
1994 – Edward Munque’s famous petting ‘The Scream’ was stolen from the National Gallery of Norway.
1996 – Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was sworn in as the first President of Palestine in Gaza.
1998 – Patent number Basmati rice for US company RiceTec Provided by the US.
1999 – U.S. Senate acquits President Bill Clinton in case of impeachment
1999 – President’s rule in Bihar implemented.
2000 – Pandit Ravi Shankar honored with France’s highest civilian honor ‘Commonwealth Deal Legend d’Honor’.
2000 – Suspended from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Union of Pakistan.
2002 – The former president of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosewich’s case began in the International Criminal Tribunal.
2002 – 119 people died due to a crash in Iran when landing on a plane of Khurramabad Airport.
2006 – According to Amnesty International, the worst situation in the world is in Nepal.
2008 – Uttar Pradesh Government passed the highly organized Uttar Pradesh organized crime control legislature (UPKCOCA) in a re-enactment.
2008 – The first European Lab was established at the Space Center. 2008 – Following the attack on the President and Prime Minister in East Timor, Prime Minister Jasoosu announced the Emergency.
2009 – Indian scientists have developed the world’s first buffalo clone.
2009 – The University of Cambridge announces the award of title by famous economist Amartya Sen.
2010 – Nearly 55 lakh pilgrims including about fifty thousand sannyasis of seven akhardas and about four thousand Naga of various akharas in Haridwar Maha Kumbh performed a dip in the Ganga on the first royal bath.
The person born on February 12
1742 – Nana Fadnavis – Maratha politician, who was appointed to serve Peshwa at the time of Panipat III war.
1809 – America’s 16th President Abraham Lincoln was born.
1824 – Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj and the powerful reformist sanyasi.
1871 – Charles Freer Andrews – Newcastle of England, a Christian missionary, educationist and social reformer in India.
1920 – Pran – Renowned hero, villain and character actor of Hindi films.
1967 – Chitritiya N. Ravikiran – Indian composer
1972 – Ajay Naidu – Indian-American actor.
Death on February 12
1266 – Sultan of Delhi, Naseeruddin Shah dies
1713 – Jeddah – Bahadur Shah was one of the four sons of the first.
1794 – Mahadji Shinde was the illegitimate son and successor of Ranoji Sindhiya.
1804 – Germany’s eminent philosopher and thinker Emanuel Kant passed away at 80 years of age.
1919 – Nawab Syed Mohammad Bahadur – Indian politician, who had chaired the Karachi Conference of Indian National Congress in 1913.
1919 – Sufi Amba Prasad – The famous nationalist leader.
2008 – Hyde Act Co-author Tom Lantas dies in the US