February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2017 was the 43rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1429English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
- 1502Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
- 1554A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
- 1689The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
- 1816The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
- 1894Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War begins.
- 1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
- 2009Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
- 2021New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1884Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
- 1884Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
- 1917Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
- 1938Judy Blume, American author
- 1948Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
- 1958Bobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1968Grégory Charles, Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio and television host
- 1976Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer
- 1978Gethin Jones, Welsh television presenter
- 1992Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
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