February 12 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).
1953 - The signing of the agreement to evacuate Egypt from Sudan.
Egypt and Sudan signed the Sudanese autonomous rule agreement and this was shortly followed by the Anglo-Egyptian evacuation agreement of 1954.
1294 Kublai Khan, the conqueror of Asia, dies at the age of 80.
1554 Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for thirteen days, is beheaded on Tower Hill. She
1912 China becomes a republic following the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty.
1921 Winston Churchill of London is appointed colonial secretary.
1931 Japan makes its first television broadcast–a baseball game.
1947 French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the "New Look"
1949 Muslim Brotherhood chief Hassan el Banna is shot to death in Cairo.
1999 The U.S. Senate fails to pass two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. He had been accused of perjury and obstruction of justice by the House of Representatives.
2008 - A car bomb in Damascus kills Lebanese Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyeh.
2013 North Korea allegedly conducts its third nuclear test, saying it was a nuclear device that could be weaponized
1926 - Omar Hariri, Egyptian actor.
1963 - Sheikh Mahmoud Shaltout, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Mosque.