On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Rev. Dr. Henry Highland Garnet becomes the first African-American to address the House of Representatives when he preaches about the end of slavery.
Dracula, starring the chilling Bela Lugosi, premieres in New York City.
Country star Dolly Parton receives a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement.
Bonnie Blair wins the speed-skating gold medal for her world record 39.1-second win in the 500-meter race.
The comedy film Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, is released.
Two art thieves steal Edvard Munch's "The Scream" from Norway's National Gallery, leaving behind a note that reads, "Thanks for the poor security."
Born on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1809 - 1865
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
Born: February 12, 1809
Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, ...
1968 | 45 years old
1809 | 73 years old
Born: February 12, 1980
Age: 33 years old
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
Basketball Player, Coach / 1934 -
Hailed as the greatest winner in sports, Basketball Hall of Fame center Bill Russell led the Boston Celtics to an unprecedented 11 championships in just 13 seasons.
1934 | 79 years old
Basketball Player, Coach
1956 | 57 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: February 12, 2000
Age: 75 years old
Place: Dallas, Texas , United States
1976 | 37 years old
1912 | 84 years old
Died: February 12, 2000
Age: 77 years old
Place: Santa Rosa, California , United States
Occupation: Illustrator, Writer
1804 | 79 years old
1979 | 84 years old
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