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Friday February 12, 2016

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.

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

February 2016

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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)

  • 1541
    Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1593
    Japanese 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.
  • 1771
    Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • 1851
    Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
  • 1934
    In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
  • 1946
    African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles’ film Touch of Evil.
  • 1956
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1961
    U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
  • 1974
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
  • 1999
    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1903
    Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1904
    Ted Mack, American television host (d. 1976)
  • 1907
    Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
  • 1917
    Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi (d. 2010)
  • 1926
    Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
  • 1945
    David Friedman, American economist
  • 1947
    Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
  • 1967
    Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
  • 1980
    Christina Ricci, American actress

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