What Happened On This Day – February 12
2002 The trial of Slobodan Milošević begins at The Hague
The former President of Yugoslavia and Serbia died 4 years later, before the trial's conclusion.
1994 Edvard Munch's “The Scream” is stolen
The iconic painting, one of a series of four, was recovered several months later.
1924 George Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue” premieres
The piece is among Gershwin's best-known compositions and one of the most popular pieces of the symphonic jazz genre.
1912 The last Emperor of China abdicates at the age of 6
Puyi was expelled from the Forbidden City after a military coup in 1924. He died on October 17, 1967 aged 61.
1909 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded in the U.S.
The NAACP is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States.
Births On This Day – February 12
1877 Louis Renault
French businessman, co-founded Renault
1876 13th Dalai Lama
1870 Marie Lloyd
English actress, singer
1809 Abraham Lincoln
American lawyer, politician, 16th President of the United States
1809 Charles Darwin
English scientist, theorist
Deaths On This Day – February 12
2000 Charles M. Schulz
2000 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
American singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1979 Jean Renoir
1804 Immanuel Kant
1789 Ethan Allen
American military leader