February 12 in History: Chile's independence, Christian Dior and lots more!

From Chile's independence to Christian Dior, we've covered it all: 

1818

Chile formally declares independence from Spain.

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1912

Last Emperor of China, Puyi, abdicates at the age of 6.

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1947

French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection

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1974

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature (1970), is exiled from USSR

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2001

NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft becomes first to land on asteroid

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