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Sunday February 12, 2017

February 12: Day of the Week

February 12, 2017 was the 43rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1554
    A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
  • 1733
    Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
  • 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.
  • 1894
    Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
  • 1909
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 1994
    Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
  • 2002
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 2002
    The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
  • 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?

  • 1704
    Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
  • 1804
    Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
  • 1828
    George Meredith, English writer (d. 1909)
  • 1885
    Julius Streicher, Nazi German publisher (d. 1946)
  • 1893
    Omar Bradley, American general, the last surviving five-star general in the United States and the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (d. 1981)
  • 1919
    Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1935
    Gene McDaniels, American singer
  • 1954
    Joseph Jordania, Australian/Georgian evolutionary musicologist
  • 1979
    Matt Mauck, American football player
  • 1979
    Richard Barnwell, English footballer

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