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FEBRUARY 12

1837 Thomas Moran (English Landscape Artist of the American West) Thomas Moran American Artists Yellowstone National Park
1884 Max Beckmann (German Expressionist Painter, Printmaker, Graphic Artist) Max Beckmann Artists Architects & Designers
1930 Tshikudo Paul Tavhana (South African Carver, Sculptor) South African Artists South African History
1942 William Wegman (Massachusetts-born Photographer) Massachusetts Artists Photography
1945 David Small (Detroit-born Illustrator Awarded the 2001 Caldecott Medal) David Small Primary Authors American Artists 20012 Caldecott Award
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1942 Grant Wood (Iowa-born Artist; "American Gothic") Grant Wood American Artists
2000 Charles M. Schulz (Minnesota-born Cartoonist; Creator of Peanuts) Charles M. Schulz Comics and Cartoons
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1915 The Cornerstone Is Laid for the Lincoln Memorial Abraham Lincoln The Lincoln Memorial The New York Times
1933 U.S. Post Office Issues Stamp Commemorating James Oglethorpe's Founding of Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia U.S. Postal Service University of Georgia
1939 3,000 People Safely Evacuate the Amphitheatre in Duluth, Minnesota Seconds Before Heavy Snow Collapses the Roof Duluth, Minnesota Architecture Snow Minnesota Historical Society
1994 The Scream by Edvard Munch Is Stolen from the Norway's National Art Museum in Oslo Oslo, Norway National Art Museum Art Crime BCC

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