Today in History- 12th February

International Events:

1818                 Chile formally proclaimed its independence from Spain.

1912                 The last Emperor of China Pu Yi, abdicates.

2002                 The war crimes trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic began in The Hague.

Indian Events:

1502                 Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.


1809                Charles Darwin.

1809               Abraham Lincoln.

1824               Dayananda Saraswati.