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Thursday February 12, 2015

February 12: Day of the Week

February 12, 2015 was the 43rd day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2015

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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)

  • 1429
    English 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).
  • 1554
    A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
  • 1817
    An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
  • 1818
    Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
  • 1825
    The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
  • 1909
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 1956
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1990
    Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1704
    Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
  • 1912
    R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • 1916
    Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
  • 1939
    Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (The Doors)
  • 1954
    Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
  • 1958
    Bobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1959
    Dan Puric, Romanian actor, director and writer
  • 1964
    Michel Petit, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1982
    Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper

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