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Friday February 12, 2016

February 12: Day of the Week

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

  • 1771
    Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • 1816
    The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
  • 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.
  • 1851
    Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
  • 1909
    New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 1935
    USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
  • 1968
    Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
  • 1999
    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 2021
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1768
    Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1835)
  • 1869
    Emperor Kien Phuc, the 7th emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1884)
  • 1885
    Julius Streicher, Nazi German publisher (d. 1946)
  • 1954
    Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
  • 1955
    Chet Lemon, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
  • 1968
    Christopher McCandless, American nomad, subject of biography Into the Wild (d. 1992)
  • 1970
    Judd Winick, writer and artist
  • 1971
    Scott Menville American voice actor
  • 1982
    Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand All Black rugby player

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