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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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February 12, 1809
Birth of Charles Darwin, the founder of the science of evolutionary biology.
Related Topics: Darwin, CharlesDarwinismEvolution
February 12, 1809
Birth of Abraham Lincoln.
Related Topics: Lincoln, Abraham
February 12 - 20, 1874
U.S. forces intervene in the Kingdom of Hawaii.
February 12, 1894
The French anarchist Emile Henry throws a bomb into a cafe in Paris, killing one and wounding 20.
February 12, 1955  
The first American military ‘advisors’ are sent to Vietnam. Their number eventually grows to 550,000; still not enough to defeat the Vietnamese resistance. The last American military personnel flee Vietnam in 1975 just ahead of the victorious Vietnamese resistance forces.
Related Topics: U.S. ImperialismVietnam War



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