DayBird - February 12th
1554 – A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
1771 – Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden. He is assassinated at a masked ball, like in the movies. sort of. He died from the wound becoming infected.
1789 - Ethan Allen dies. Allen is best remembered as the patriotic leader of the Green Mountain Boys. not really.
1809 – Charles Darwin, English naturalist born.
1825 – The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government, and migrate west. said they didn't want it anymore, thought Georgia sucked.
1961 - First spacecraft to the planet Venus launched: Venera 1
1999 – President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
2000 - Charles M. Schultz, creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip, died at age 77.