Events in History for Wednesday February 12th 2016

Today’s Significant Events

1700 The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.

1912 Last Ch’ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T’ung, abdicates

1999 US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial

2001 NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.

2013 North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized

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