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This Day in History for February 12 – NAACP Founded and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, is founded (More info)

1914 – The first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place in Washington, DC (More info)

1973 – The release of American POWs from the Vietnam War begins as part of the Paris peace settlement (More info)

1999 – The Senate votes to acquit President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice (More info)

2004 – The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom (More info)

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