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February 12th In Pop Culture History

Feb 12 is Darwin Day, named after the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth (Feb 12, 1813)

881 - Charles the Fat was declared the Holy Roman Emperor.

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 a fatality happened to Henry Lindfield, in England.

1914 - The first stone of Washington DC's Lincoln Memorial is put into place.

1924 - Rhapsody In Blue, by George Gershwin, performed for first time at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. Paul Whitman conducted the now classic piece of American music.

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: The 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 - East End Show - Me and My Girl (Musical) February 12, 1985

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 license to same-sex couples

2004 - Mattel officially announced the split of Barbie and Ken

February 12th Celebrity Birthdays

Learned At The Movies..

Jesse Spencer (1979)
Ray Manzarek (1939)
Christina Ricci (1980)
Josh Brolin (1968)
Lorne Green (1915 - 1987)
Chynna Phillips (1968)
Arsenio Hall (1955)
Abraham Lincoln (1809)
Michael Ironside (1950)
Maud Adams (1945)
Charles Darwin (1809)
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