Howard Carter opening the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun, Feb 1924. Howard Carter had worked in Egypt for 31 years before he found King Tut's tomb - one that had lain nearly undisturbed for over 3,000 years. What lay within astounded the world.
February 12, 1946 – African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.
Amelia Earhart Pictures - Biography.com Amelia Earhart with arms spread in front of her plane, ca. February 12, 1937. George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, Courtesy of Purdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections.