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Notable Historical Events for February 12th

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

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

1958Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101

1999President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

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

1921Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

1950Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb

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

1980Richard Hadlee becomes NZ's top wicket-taker with 117

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Notable Birthdays on February 12th

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

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

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

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

February 12th Birthdays
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Notable Deaths on February 12th

1789Ethan Allen, American patriot, dies at 51

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

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

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

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