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.
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
- 1733Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
- 1771Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
- 1825The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
- 1934In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
- 1947A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
- 1992The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
- 2001NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
- 2002New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 2004The 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?
- 1665Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
- 1785Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
- 1828George Meredith, English writer (d. 1909)
- 1884Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
- 1900Roger J. Traynor, American judge (d. 1983)
- 1954Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
- 1959Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress
- 1965John Michael Higgins, American actor
- 1984Alexandra Dahlström, Swedish actress
- 1985Saskia Burmeister, Australian actress
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