February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2015 was the 43rd day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1429English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
- 1554A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
- 1689The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
- 1817An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
- 1818Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
- 1825The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
- 1909The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War begins.
- 1956New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1990Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1704Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
- 1912R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
- 1916Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
- 1939Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (The Doors)
- 1954Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
- 1958Bobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1959Dan Puric, Romanian actor, director and writer
- 1964Michel Petit, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand All Black rugby player
- 1982Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
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