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Friday February 12, 2016

February 12: Day of the Week

February 12, 2016 is the 43rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 881
    Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor
  • 1733
    Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
  • 1771
    Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
  • 1947
    A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
  • 1992
    The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
  • 2001
    NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 2002
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 2004
    The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1665
    Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
  • 1785
    Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
  • 1828
    George Meredith, English writer (d. 1909)
  • 1884
    Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
  • 1900
    Roger J. Traynor, American judge (d. 1983)
  • 1954
    Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
  • 1959
    Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress
  • 1965
    John Michael Higgins, American actor
  • 1984
    Alexandra Dahlström, Swedish actress
  • 1985
    Saskia Burmeister, Australian actress

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