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  1. On February 14, 1990, Michael Jordan wore a nameless no. 12 jersey because his no. 23 jersey had been stolen, he scored 49 points, setting a franchise record for players wearing that jersey number

  2. The NEAR Shoemaker probe landed on the asteroid Eros on February 12, 2001

  3. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same exact day - February 12, 1809.

  4. The last surviving eyewitness of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination was a man named Samuel J. Seymour who lived until April 12, 1956 at the age of 96. In February 1956, Seymour appeared on the TV game show I’ve Got a Secret, where he described the assassination in detail.

  5. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, the son of Robert Darwin and Susannah Darwin.

  6. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were not only birthday twins, they were born on the exact same day February 12, 1809

  7. People's Republic of Korea (PRK) was a socialist government governing north and south korea after ww2. it was banned in the south by the US military on december 12 1945, and co-opted by the Soviets in the north in February 1946

  8. On February 12, 1831 during a solar eclipse the sky went dark and Nat Turner believed God was sending him a sign to plan for the uprising. On August 13 the same year Mount St. Helens erupted and cast a hazy light that Nat believed to be another sign to continue with the rebellion.

  9. On February 12, 881 A.D., Charles the Fat, Charlemagne’s lazy and inept grandson, was crowned king of the Carolingian Empire. Within a decade, the empire would be done.

  10. A 25-year-old man, Justin Smith, miraculously survived extreme hypothermia after he was found lying frozen in a snow drift last February in temperatures of -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) for 12 hours — a first in medical science.

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On February 12, 1554, a year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey was beheaded for treason.

In some European countries, if a man refuses a woman's marriage proposal on February 29th, he is required to purchase 12 pairs of gloves for the woman to hide her embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.

Today is Darwin Day. In 2015, Delaware's governor Jack Markell declared February 12 “Charles Darwin Day”, making Delaware the first state in America to formally mark the occasion.

Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were both born on February 12, 1809. They were united by their hatred of slavery, which Darwin called "the greatest curse on Earth."

In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves.

Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same day: February 12, 1809

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February 12, 1994: Edvard Munch’s The Scream stolen in early-morning raid

Swedish King Adolf Frederick died in Stockholm on 12 February 1771 after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, kippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: semla stuffed with almond paste and served in a bowl of hot cream.

Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin shared the same birthday: February 12, 1809.

USA changed 12 presidents while queen Elizabeth II kept her throne. (Queen 6 February 1952 – present)

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In some European countries, it was common for women to propose on February 29. If a man refused one such proposal, he had to buy the woman 12 pairs of gloves, supposedly to help her hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.

In many European countries, tradition dictates that any gentleman who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 should pay a penalty in the form of a new gown, money, or 12 pairs of gloves for the lady.

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About the bizarre trend of suicide in Japan. On February 12 1933 a 19-year-old Japanese school girl named Kiyoko Matsumoto committed suicide by jumping into the active volcanic crater of Mount Mihara. in the following year, 944 people leap into the volcano to meet their horrible death.

It wasn't until 15 February 1971 (Decimal Day) that the UK decimalised its currency. Before this date in the UK, each pound was made up of 20 shillings, each shiling was made up of 12 pence, which meant each pound was 240 pence.

Today (12 February) is the birthdays of both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.

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