And from too many people on my flist to mention: the Wikipedia meme (although it's already varying slightly)!
First, plug in the date of your birth, minus year, and give some of the more interesting things that happened on that date, births, and deaths.
Then plug in your birth year, ditto.February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 322 days remaining, 323 in leap years.
1541 - Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
1554 - A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
1892 - Former President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is declared a national holiday in the United States.
1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
1912 - Xuantong Emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
1973 - Vietnam War: The first American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong.
1998 - The presidential line-item veto is declared unconstitutional by United States federal judge.
1999 - President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
2001 - Google obtains the Usenet service of Deja.com, creating Google Groups
2004 - On National Freedom to Marry Day, two days after Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, California, issued a directive to the county clerk, the City and County of San Franciso begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
1218 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1663 - Cotton Mather, New England minister (d. 1728)
1809 - Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
1809 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865) (Like, duh)
1915 - Lorne Greene, American actor (d. 1987)
1923 - Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director and designer
1938 - Judy Blume, American author
1955 - Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
1554 - Lady Jane Grey, claimant to the throne of England (executed) (b. 1537)
1804 - Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (b. 1724)
2000 - Charles Schulz, American comics author (b. 1922)
Just adding the link for the year, because this is already long enough:1975