Historical Events for 12th February 2021

1554 – Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason
1821 – Mercantile Library of City of NY opens
1825 – Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
1873 – US Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1873, abolishing bimetallism and placing the country on the gold standard
1912 – China adopts the Gregorian calendar
1931 – Vatican Radio begins broadcasting with the callsign HVJ
1976 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 – 38th Berlin International Film Festival: “Red Sorgum” wins the Golden Bear
2014 – German Nordic combined skier Eric Frenzel wins the 1st of 3 career Olympic gold medals in Individual normal hill/10 km event in Sochi; wins event again Pyeongchang and long hill 4 x 5k relay
2018 – German biathlete Laura Dahlmeier wins her 2nd gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the women’s 10k pursuit; also wins 7.5k sprint gold

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