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 This day in History - February 12
434 Historic Events for February 12
1941

Occupation Police arrest "Jewish Foursome"

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1942

3 German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany

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1942

Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49

Death
1942

Rick Frank, rocker

Birth
1942

Lionel Grigson, professor of jazz

Birth
1942

Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire

Birth
1943

General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa

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1944

Desmond Nuttall, English educator

Birth
1944

Jackie Torrence, story teller/artist

Birth
1944

Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)

Birth
1944

Charles Pasarell, tennis pro

Birth
1944

Wendell Wilkie (R) enters presidential race

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1945

Walraven [Wally] van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis, executed at 39

Death
1945

SF selected for site of UN Conference

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1945

Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)

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1945

Joe Schermie, Madison Wi, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)

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1945

... de Jong, Dutch vicar/resistance fighter, executed

Death
1945

Cliff De Young, LA Calif, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment)

Birth
1945

Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah, Youth Aliyah), dies

Death
1946

Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)

Birth
1947

Sidney Toler, actor (Charlie Chan, Dark Alibi), dies at 72

Death
1947

Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)

Birth
1947

Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands

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1947

Daytime fireball and meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia

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1948

Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer

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