February 12. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture
Holidays and festivals
On February 12 the Orthodox Church pays a tribute to the memory of three great hierarchs, educators and preachers – St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. In Ukraine this day is better known as the celebration of Three Holy Hierarchs.
Name–days: Vasyl (Basil), Hryhoryi (Gregory), Ivan (John), Petro (Peter), Fedir (Theodor).
The most interesting events that took place on this day:
1924 — The mummy of Pharaoh Tutankhamen was taken out of the sarcophagus 15 months after its discovery.
1924 — The premiere of “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin was held.
1936 — The first exhibition of the Ukrainian Folk Art took place in Kyiv.
1946— For the first time the famous phrase: «No Comments» was pronounced by Sir Winston Churchill.
1992 — Sri Lanka acknowledged the independence of Ukraine.
On this day the following famous people were born:
1809 — Charles Darwin, the great British naturalist.
1871 — Les’ Martowich , a Ukrainian author («The Sinner»).
1896 — Enric Monjo, a Spanish sculptor.
1908 — Jean Effel, a renowned French painter, caricaturist, illustrator and journalist.
1935 — Ray Manzarek, an American musician, singer and keyboard player of «The Doors» band.
On this day the following famous people passed away:
1954 — Dziga Vertov, a Ukrainian and Soviet film-director.
1979 — Jean Renoir, a French film-director.
1984 — Julio Cortazar, an Argentinian author («Los Reyes») and poet.
1989 — Thomas Bernhard, an Austrian writer («Woodcutters») and playwright.
February 12. The Day in history: holidays and festivals, name-days, the most interesting dates and outstanding personalities / Photos from open sources.