Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 12, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 12, 2023

The season of Pre-Lent, once marked by the Roman Catholic Church, developed in the seventh century and included the three Sundays before the beginning of Lent. These Sundays are Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima—roughly 70, 60, and 50 days before Easter. The Ordinary Form of the Mass (Novus Ordo), introduced in 1969, does not officially celebrate Pre-Lent. However, these Pre-Lent Sundays are still included in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Traditional Latin Mass or Tridentine Mass). These three Sundays are also celebrated by certain other Christian denominations.


  • Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Charles Darwin (naturalist) –
  • Abraham Lincoln (16th U.S. president) –
  • Lorne Greene (actor) –
  • Judy Blume (writer) –
  • Michael McDonald (musician) –
  • Josh Brolin (actor) –
  • Tara Strong (voice of Bubbles on The Powerpuff Girls) –
  • Jesse Spencer (actor) –
  • Christina Ricci (actress) –


  • Ethan Allen (patriot) –
  • The Earl of Dufferin (Canadian Governor General 1872 - 1878) –
  • Sal Mineo (actor) –
  • Eubie Blake (jazz musician) –
  • Charles Schulz (Peanuts cartoonist) –
  • David Groh (actor) –
  • David Kelly (actor) –
  • Sid Caesar (comedian & actor) –


  • Lady Jane Grey, a rival for the English throne, was beheaded under the rule of Queen Mary I–
  • James Oglethorpe founded Savannah, Georgia–
  • Gala carnival at first U.S. skating rink, Madison Square Garden, New York City–
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) formed–
  • Construction began on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.–
  • The Scream painting stolen, Oslo, Norway–
  • 17th Olympic Winter Games opened in Lillehammer, Norway–
  • Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude opened The Gates, Project For Central Park 1979-2005 in NYC’s Central Park–
  • For the first time, a beagle won β€˜Best in Show’ at the Westminster Kennel Club–
  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook southern Mexico–
  • Figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman (and third woman overall) to land a triple axel at the Winter Olympic Games (which took place at PyeongChang, South Korea, that year).–
  • The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII–


  • Forty-seven degrees below zero F, Camp Clarke, Nebraska–
  • Fort Myers, Florida, had a trace of snow–
  • A Northeaster left 27 inches of snow in Central Park, New York–

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