February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2016 was the 43rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 12 Historical Event(s)
- 1593Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
- 1909The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
- 1912The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
- 1934In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
- 1968Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
- 1994Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
- 1999President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
- 2001NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
- 2004The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
- 2040New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1567Thomas Campion, English composer and poet (d. 1620)
- 1876Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (1879-his death) (d. 1933)
- 1884Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
- 1907Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
- 1911Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
- 1923Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi (d. 2010)
- 1947Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
- 1972Owen Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1973Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress
- 1982Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
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