Today in History- 12th February
1818 Chile formally proclaimed its independence from Spain.
1912 The last Emperor of China Pu Yi, abdicates.
The war crimes trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan
Milosevic began in The Hague.
Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second
voyage to India.
1809 Charles Darwin.
1809 Abraham Lincoln.
1824 Dayananda Saraswati.