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TO­DAY IS TUES­DAY, FEB. 12, the 43rd day of 2019. There are 322 days left in the year.


On this date in 1999, the Se­nate voted to ac­quit Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton of per­jury and ob­struc­tion of jus­tice.

In 1809, Abra­ham Lin­coln, the 16th pres­i­dent of the United States, was born in a log cabin in Hardin (now LaRue) County, Ky.

In 1909, the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Colored Peo­ple was founded.

In 1912, Pu Yi, the last em­peror of China, ab­di­cated, mark­ing the end of the Qing Dy­nasty.

In 1914, ground­break­ing took place for the Lin­coln Me­mo­rial in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. (A year later on this date, the cor­ner­stone was laid.)

In 1924, Ge­orge Gersh­win’s “Rhap­sody in Blue” pre­miered in New York.

In 1959, the re­designed Lin­coln penny — with an im­age of the Lin­coln Me­mo­rial re­plac­ing two ears of wheat on the re­verse side — went into cir­cu­la­tion.

In 1963, a North­west Ori­ent Air­lines Boe­ing 720 broke up dur­ing se­vere tur­bu­lence and crashed into the Florida Ever­glades, killing all 43 peo­ple aboard.

In 1973, Op­er­a­tion Home­com­ing be­gan as the first re­lease of Amer­i­can pris­on­ers of war from the Viet­nam con­flict took place. In 1980, the FBI an­nounced that about $5,800 of the $200,000 ran­som paid to hi­jacker “D.B. Cooper” be­fore he parachuted from a North­west Ori­ent jet­liner in 1971 had been found by an 8-year-old boy on a river­bank of the Columbia River in Wash­ing­ton state.

In 1993, in a crime that shocked and out­raged Bri­tons, two 10-year-old boys lured 2-year-old James Bul­ger from his mother at a shop­ping mall near Liver­pool, Eng­land, and beat him to death.

In 2000, Charles M. Schulz, cre­ator of the “Peanuts” comic strip, died in Santa Rosa, Calif., at age 77.

In 2008, Gen­eral Mo­tors re­ported los­ing $38.7 bil­lion in 2007, a record an­nual loss in au­to­mo­tive his­tory, and of­fered buy­outs to 74,000 hourly work­ers. Uno be­came the first bea­gle named West­min­ster’s best in show.

TO­DAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Movie di­rec­tor Franco Zef­firelli is 96. Movie di­rec­tor Costa-Gavras is 86. Bas­ket­ball Hall-ofFamer Bill Rus­sell is 85. Ac­tor Joe Don Baker is 83. Au­thor Judy Blume is 81. For­mer Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ehud Barak is 77. Coun­try singer Moe Bandy is 75. Ac­tress Maud Adams is 74. Ac­tor Cliff DeYoung is 73. Ac­tor Michael Iron­side and rock mu­si­cian Steve Hack­ett are 69. Rock singer Michael McDon­ald is 67. Ac­tress Joanna Kerns is 66. Ac­tor Zach Gre­nier is 65. Ac­tor-talk show host Arse­nio Hall is 63. Ac­tor John Michael Hig­gins is 56. Ac­tor Raphael Sbarge is 55. Ac­tress Chris­tine Elise is 54. Ac­tor Josh Brolin and singer Chynna Phillips are 51. Rock mu­si­cian Jim Creeg­gan (Bare­naked Ladies) is 49. Rhyth­mand-blues mu­si­cian Keri Lewis is 48. Ac­tor Jesse Spencer is 40. Rap­per Gucci Mane, and ac­tresses Sarah Lan­caster and Christina Ricci are 39. NFL quar­ter­back Robert Grif­fin III is 29. Ac­tress Jen­nifer Stone is 26. Ac­tresses Baylie and Rylie Cregut (TV: “Rais­ing Hope”) are nine.

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