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February 12. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture

12.02.2020, 12:00

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.

Namedays: 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.

Чарльз Дарвін

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.

Жан Ренуар

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