It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Great Chicago Fire
In other words, 12 minutes is 0.00 times the length of The Great Chicago Fire, and the length of The Great Chicago Fire is 300 times that amount.(1871) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Great Chicago Fire started at about 9am and burned for 3,000 minutes between October 8th and October 10th, 1871. Chicago had experienced twenty smaller fires in the 20,000 minutes leading up to the blaze, due to drought conditions, strong winds, and the abundance of wooden buildings at the time.
It's about 350 times as long as The First movie
In other words, 12 minutes is 341 times the length of The First movie, and the length of The First movie is 0.0029 times that amount.(1888) (Roundhay Garden Scene, National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television restored copy)
Filmed in 1888 by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince, Roundhay Garden Scene is the oldest surviving motion picture with a total running time of 0.0352 minutes.
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Voyage of the Titanic
In other words, 12 minutes is 0.00181 times the length of The Voyage of the Titanic, and the length of The Voyage of the Titanic is 551.6 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Titanic) (1912) (from Southampton, Hampshire, England to near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland)
Four days, 14 hours, and 20 minutes into its maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic had completely sunk after colliding with an iceberg. The sinking was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in peacetime history, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 passengers and crew.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Apollo 11 Mission
In other words, 12 minutes is 0.0010240 times the length of The Apollo 11 Mission, and the length of The Apollo 11 Mission is 976.553 times that amount.(1969) (total mission length)
The first trip by humans to the surface of the Moon, the Apollo 11 Mission began with the launch of the spacecraft from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16th, 1969 and concluded with the return of the command module on July 24th, 1969 — a total mission time of 11,718.60 minutes. The total time spent by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on the Moon's surface was 156.6670 minutes.
It's about one-two-thousandth as long as Boniface VI's reign
In other words, 12 minutes is 0.0006 times the length of Boniface VI's reign, and the length of Boniface VI's reign is 1,800 times that amount.(AD 896)
The Church's enigmatic, shortest-reigning Pope, Boniface VI was pontiff for a period of 22,000 minutes in AD 896 before dying under somewhat mysterious circumstances. His election was subsequently pronounced null by Pope John IX because Boniface had been previously defrocked while serving as a Roman priest.
It's about one-four-thousandth as long as a William Henry Harrison's Presidency
In other words, 12 minutes is 0.000264 times the length of a William Henry Harrison's Presidency, and the length of a William Henry Harrison's Presidency is 3,782 times that amount.(a.k.a. William Henry Harrison, a.k.a. "Tippecanoe," a.k.a. "Old Tippecanoe") (1841)
Having caught pneumonia and pleurisy early in his term as President of the United States, William Henry Harrison died after 31 days, 12 hours, and 30 minutes in office. Following his death, Congress approved a Presidential widow's pension for Harrison's wife, Anna Symmes, who received a year's worth of Harrison's presidential salary — $25,000 — and the right to free postage for the remainder of her life.
It's about one-six-thousandth as long as The First US Continental Congress
In other words, 12 minutes is 0.0002 times the length of The First US Continental Congress, and the length of The First US Continental Congress is 6,300 times that amount.(1774) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The First Continental Congress — which included such notable members as Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, John Jay and George Washington — met from September 5th to October 26th, 1774 — a total of 73,000 minutes. Of the thirteen original American colonies in existence at the time, only the Province of Georgia sent no delegates to the Congress.