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On February 12th, a day of profound significance occurs for multiple reasons. This day not only commemorates Charles Darwin's birthday, known as Darwin Day, it also serves as a poignant call to action since it's the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers. It's also Hug Day, National Freedom to Marry Day, and more.

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Interesting Facts of February 12th

  1. 1. On this day in 1809, two important figures were born, Charles Darwin, the naturalist who introduced the theory of evolution, and Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.
  2. 2. Pluto was photographed for the first time, but not recognized as a planet, on February 12, 1930.
  3. 3. NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touched down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros on 12 February 2001, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  4. 4. The last Imperial dynasty of China, the Qing Dynasty, ended on February 12, 1912, marking the beginning of the Republic era.