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


Nameday: Benedict, Gregory, Ludan


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.


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


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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