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Notable Historical Events for February 12th

1938Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden

1982Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

20019th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Marion Jones win

2013At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

1921Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

19964th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win

1950Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb

1961Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125

2007Marty Schottenheimer is abruptly fired as head coach of the San Diego Chargers due to lack of playoff success and a strained relationship with ownership

February 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 12th

1934Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly-gold-56)

1809Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species)

1809Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th US President (1861-65)

1663Cotton Mather, Boston Massachusetts, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials)

February 12th Birthdays
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Notable Deaths on February 12th

2000Tom Landry, American football coach (Dallas Cowboys), dies at 75

2000Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, dies at 77

1971James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95

1789Ethan Allen, American patriot, dies at 51

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