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Memory Lane: February 12


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Two of the most influential people in world history were born on this date, in the same year!

Do you share your birthday with two of the most influential people in world history?

Charles Darwin & Abraham Lincoln.

Charles Darwin & Abraham Lincoln

Here's a roundup of what took place on February 12 over the years: 

  • US president Abraham Lincoln born on this day in 1809.
  • Naturalist Charles Darwin also born on this day in 1809.
  • Hawaii's King David Kalakaua attends the White House in 1874, for the first state dinner given by an American President for a foreign head of state.
  • In 1947, French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the New Look.
  • Richie Benaud's 63-Test cricket career comes to an end in 1964.
  • The Scream, painted by Edvard Munch, is stolen in Oslo in 1994.
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