February 12th Holidays
Check out today’s holidays and see if there is anything you would like to celebrate, observe or learn more about.
- Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday is a legal holiday observed on his birthday, which is on February 12, 1809. Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois,Indiana, Missouri, and New York observe the holiday.
- Hug Day
Always observed on Feb 12th. Give someone a hug today!
- International Darwin Day
This holiday is to honor the life and work of English naturalist Charles Darwin. Darwin put forth the theory that all life on earth evolved from a single life form and developed through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.
- NAACP Day
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was one of the earliest and most influential civil rights organization in the United States.
- National Freedom to Marry Day
Always held on February 12 to celebrate same-sex marriage. The holiday was founded in 1999 by Lambda Legal, a gay rights advocacy law firm based out of Washington, DC.
- National Lost Penny Day
The first original penny ever was designed by Benjamin Franklin and minted in 1787. The penny we use today with the bust of late American president Abraham Lincoln, was first minted in 1909 and released on February 12th to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth.
- National Plum Pudding Day
Plum pudding, also know as Christmas pudding, is a steamed or boiled pudding usually served during the holiday season. Click here for Martha Stewart Plum Pudding Recipe.
- Oglethorpe Day
Oglethorpe Day honors is the Oglethorpe university’s tradition to celebrate their namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival in the new world in Savannah, Ga. It is full of fun festivities such as Petrels of Fire race.
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February 12th Zodiac Sign is Aquarius
- Date range: January 20 – February 18
- Element: Air,
- Quality: Fixed
- Color: Light-Blue, Silver
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 7, 11, 22, 29
- Personality Traits: Humanitarian, original, likes to be right, argumentative
- Famous Aquariuses; Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Denise Richards,
Princess Charlene of Monaco, Shakira, Mischa Barton, Natalie Imbruglia, Ellen DeGeneres, Alicia Keys, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo Galilei, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Darwin, Michael Jordan, James Dean, Ka,es Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.
February 11th Trivia, History and Fun Facts
- 1554 – A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
- 1809 – Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President was born in Hodgenville, KY.
- 1809 – Charles Darwin, Naturalist was born in The Mount House, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.
- 1909 – New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
- 1914 – The #1 movie was, “The Squaw Man.”
- 1915 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
- 1931 – The #1 movie was, “City Lights,” starring Charlie Chaplin.
- 1935 – USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
- 1950 – The #1 movie was, “Twelve O’Clock High.”
- 1962 – The #1 song on the Hot Country Songs Billboard was, “Walk On By,”
by Leroy Van Dyke.
- 1968 – Josh Brolin, American actor was born in Santa Monica, CA.
- 1978 – The #1 movie was, “Saturday Night Fever,” starring John Travolta.
- 1979 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Too Much Heaven,” by the Bee Gees.
- 1980 – Christina Ricci, American actress was born in Santa Monica, CA.
- 1983 – One hundred women protest in Lahore, Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq’s proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. But in the end, the women were successful in repealing the law.
- 1985 – The #1 song on the Top 40 Billboard was, “Like A Virgin,” by Madonna.
- 1988 – Mike Posner, American singer was born in Detroit, MI.
- 1989 – The #1 movie was, “The Fly II.“
- 2001 – The #1 song on the Adult Top 40 was, “If You’re Gone,” by Matchbox Twenty.
- 2007 – The #1 movie was, “Ghost Rider.”
- 2013 – World Record: On 2/12/2013 Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat kissed for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds setting a world record for the longest kiss.
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