Today in history – February 12, 2020

1541 – Santiago, Chile, was founded.

1733 – Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia and its first city at Savannah.

1870 – The Utah Territory grants women the right to vote.

1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.

1914 – The first stone of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. is put into place.

1963 – Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

1998 – A U.S. federal judge declared the presidential line-item veto was unconstitutional.

1999 – President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the U.S. Senate in his impeachment trial.

2000 – Charles Schulz, creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip, died of colon cancer at age 77.