12 February is the 43rd day of the year. There are 322 days remaining (323 in leap years).
- 1883: The Daily Prophet publishes the Bring Back Our Baskets! article. This article is about the removal of the baskets used for goal-scoring in Quidditch, and the introduction of goal hoops (to the people's discontent). 
- 1992: Magical Me, Gilderoy Lockhart's autobiography, tops The Daily Prophet's Bestseller List, and continues to lead the list for at least twenty-seven weeks more, on 19 August.