February 12 in Pop Culture History
February 12th is…
Darwin Day This day commemorates Charles Darwin’s birth and honors his contributions to science of evolution. Darwin’s theory of natural selection and evolution is what made him famous. in His book The Origin of Species. Scientists, educators and others interested in Darwin Day are all celebrating it in Science and Nature This day promotes public awareness of science and its impact on the world.
Hug Day Celebrated on February The 11th is dedicated to the celebration of love and friendship between all types. It’s a day that recognizes how simple acts of love, like a hug can mean a lot. in Make someone feel valued and loved. You can show your appreciation by giving a hug or an act of kindness.
Lincoln’s Birthday It is an opportunity to celebrate the life and contributions of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of United States.
Lost Penny Day is a day to recognize pennies’ small but significant value and encourage people to pick up and save any stray pennies they find. These are some facts and fun facts about pennies.
NAACP DayNAACP stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. American civil rights group founded by it in In 1909, to advocate for equal rights and stop racial discrimination of African Americans. NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization. in The United States has led many civil rights initiatives including fighting against segregation and voting rights and equal access to education, employment, and healthcare.
February 12 It is Plum Pudding DayThis is a celebration of the classic British dessert, prepared before it was popularized. Christmas Enjoyed at special occasions Plum pudding It is made from suet, dried fruits, spices and beer. It’s thought to have originated in The medieval English cuisine was popularized as a meal for the wealthy who had the money to buy the most exotic ingredients.
881 – Charles the Fat was declared the Holy Roman Emperor.
1809 – Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were both born on February 12th, 1809
1870 – Women were given the right to vote in Utah.
1879 – The first artificial ice rink opened in Madison Square Garden in NYC.
1898 – The first car crash resulting in Henry Lindfield was struck by a fatality in England.
1914 – The first stone of Washington DC’s Lincoln Memorial was implemented.
1924 – Rhapsody In BlueThe first performance of ‘The Greatest Love Story Ever,’ by George Gershwin at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. Paul Whitman led the classic American piece.
1931 – Dracula premiered in theaters.
1935 – The patent (#1,991,236) was issued to Robert Jemison Van de Graaff for his Electrostatic Generator.
1940 – Mutual Radio presented the first broadcast of The Adventures of Superman.
1955 – # 1 Hit February 12, 1955 – March 25, 1955: McGuire Sisters – Sincerely
1963 – Construction began on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
1972 – # 1 Hit February 12, 1972 – February 18, 1972: Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
1985 – My Girl and Me East End Musical (Opened on February 12Closed: 1985 January 16, 1993 (revival the 1937 musical).
1999 – President Bill Clinton was acquitted on both articles of impeachment against him: perjury and obstruction of justice.
2004 – The city and county of San Francisco began to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
2004 – Mattel officially announced the split of Barbie and Ken