What happened on ...: Calendar Sheet 2019: 12th February

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Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 12th of February 2019:

7th calendar week, 43rd day of the year

Still 322 days to the end of the year

Aquarius

Nameday: Benedict, Gregory, Ludan

HISTORICAL DATA

2017 - Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) is elected by the Federal Assembly in Berlin as the successor of Joachim Gauck to the 12th Federal President.

2009 - Kathrin Hölzl from Bischofswiesen becomes the first German ski racer since 1978 Giant Slalom World Champion.

2004 - A mentally disturbed woman injures the Hamburg Justice Senator Roger Kusch (CDU) in a campaign appearance with a knife.

1999 - US President Bill Clinton remains in office: The Senate acquits him of allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice in the affair surrounding former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

1994 - The theft of the painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch is discovered in the Oslo National Museum. Three months later, the police can ensure the image intact.

1979 - The first «World Climate Conference» begins in Geneva. The focus is on the influence of the climate by human civilization.

1934 - In Austria there is a short civil war with hundreds of dead between the Austro-fascist dictatorship on the one hand and the republican Schutzbund on the other. It ends with the ban on the Social Democratic Party and the unions.

1899 - Germany buys from Spain the Pacific Mariana Islands, Caroline Islands and Palau Islands.

1049 - Bruno von Egisheim and Dagsburg, Bishop of Toul, is elected pope. As Leo IX. He turns against the spiritual office purchase (simony), the lay investment and the priest marriage.

BIRTHDAYS

1989 - Ron-Robert Zieler (30), German football player (Hannover 96 2010-2016, Leicester City 2016/17)

1969 - Darren Aronofsky (50), American director («The Wrestler»)

1949 - Barbara Honigmann (70), German writer ("A love from nothing") and painter,, Kleist Prize (2000), Solothurn Literature Prize (2004)

1944 - Ortwin round (75), German politician (SPD), first mayor of Hamburg 1997-2001

1884 - Max Beckmann, German painter and graphic artist, died 1950

DEATH DAY

1999 - Heinz Schubert, German actor (Alfred Tetzlaff in the TV series "Ein Herz und ein Seele"), born. 1925

1804 - Immanuel Kant, German philosopher ("Critique of Pure Reason"), b. 1724

REF: https://www.zeit.de/news/2019-02/11/kalenderblatt-2019-12-februar-190204-99-841503

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