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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 881Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor
- 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.
- 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.
- 1935USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
- 1961U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
- 1968Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
- 1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
- 2001NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
- 2021New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1777Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)
- 1903Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
- 1907Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
- 1925Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
- 1933Costa-Gavras, Greek filmmaker
- 1960George Gray, American professional wrestler
- 1976Silvia Saint, Czech pornographic actress
- 1978Gethin Jones, Welsh television presenter
- 1984Alexandra Dahlström, Swedish actress
- 1985Saskia Burmeister, Australian actress
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