February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2017 is the 43rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1689The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
- 1733Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
- 1894Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War begins.
- 1946World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
- 1961U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
- 1990Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
- 1992The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
- 2009Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
- 2021New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1804Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
- 1857Bobby Peel, English cricketer (d. 1943)
- 1869Emperor Kien Phuc, the 7th emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1884)
- 1907Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
- 1916Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
- 1942Ehud Barak, Israeli politician, Prime Minister of Israel (1999–2001)
- 1948Mike Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1951Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
- 1956Brian Robertson, Scottish musician (Thin Lizzy and Motörhead)
- 1967Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
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