On This Day: February 12th

I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.

Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.

February 12th

1700- The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark-Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Sweedish Empire.

1999- US President Bill Clinton acquitted by Senate in is impeachment trial.

1554- Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane is excuted for treason

1733- Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah.

1818- Chile gains independence from Spain

1825- Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by September 1st, 1826.

1855- Michigan State University established.

1865- Henry Highland Garnet becomes the first African American minister to preach to the US House of Representatives, he talks about the end of slavery.

1870- Utah becomes the second territory in the United States to pass a law allowing women the vote, after Wyoming in 1869.

1909- National association for the advancement of colored people (NAACP) forms.

1921- Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies.

Source: On This Day

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