On This Day — February 12th
February 12th is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year (323 in leap years). 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).
1554 – A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
1947 – Christian Dior unveils a “New Look,” helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.
1994 – Four thieves break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
1999 – United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
Rapper Gucci Mane turns 38
Actress Christina Ricci turns 38
Comedian Arsenio Hall turns 62
Actor Josh Brolin turns 50
Actress Tara Strong turns 45