Events and National Holidays happening 12 February

  • National Lost Penny Day
  • International Darwin Day
  • International Winter Bike to Work Day
  • Lincoln’s Birthday
  • NAACP Day
  • National Plum Pudding Day
  • Oglethorpe Day
  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • Safety Pup Day

Oglethorpe Day is an annual event geld annually on 12 February, celebrating the anniversary of the landing of British General James Oglethorpe, near what is now known as Savannah, GA on February 12th, 1733.  He named the colony Georgia in honor of England’s King George II. He served as the first governor of the new colony and was Savannah’s founder he also founded Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.


PAUL BUNYAN DAY

Paul Bunyan day also takes place annually on 12 February. Paul Bunyan, was a giant lumberjack in American folklore. His exploits revolve around the tall tales of his superhuman labours, he often battled absurdly severe weather and fearsome critters. He is customarily accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox. The character originated in the oral tradition of North American loggers, and was later popularized by freelance writer William B. Laughead (1882–1958) in a 1916 promotional pamphlet for the Red River Lumber Company. He has been the subject of various literary compositions, musical pieces, commercial works, and theatrical productions. His likeness is displayed in several oversized statues across North America


NAACP DAY

NAACP Day takes place annually on 12 February to commemorate the founding of the The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People civil rights organization in the United States on 12 February 1909 as a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey. 2019 marks the 110 year anniversary since the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The purpose of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is:
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” The headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of colored people are in Baltimore, Maryland, US, the current Chairman is Leon W. Russell and the President and CEO is Derrick Johnson.

The mission of the NAACP in the 21st century is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” National NAACP initiatives include political lobbying, publicity efforts and litigation strategies developed by its legal team. The group enlarged its mission in the late 20th century by considering issues such as police misconduct, the status of black foreign refugees and questions of economic development. Its name, retained in accordance with tradition, uses the once common term colored people, referring to those with some African ancestry. The NAACP headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland bestow annual awards to people of color in two categories: Image Awards are for achievement in the arts and entertainment, and Spingarn Medals are for outstanding achievement of any kind.

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