February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1855 – Michigan State University is established.
+ 1915 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
+ 1963 – Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
+ 1999 – United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
( Births )
+ 1809 – Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
+ 1893 – Omar Bradley, American general (d. 1981)
+ 1926 – Joe Garagiola, Sr., American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2016)
+ 1934 – Bill Russell, American basketball player and coach
+ 1952 – Michael McDonald, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player