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 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)
- 1502Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
- 1593Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
- 1825The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
- 1832Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
- 1909The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
- 1912The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
- 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.
- 2002The 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.
- 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?
- 1908Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
- 1926Joe Garagiola, American baseball player and announcer
- 1933Costa-Gavras, Greek filmmaker
- 1946Cliff DeYoung, American actor and musician
- 1956Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
- 1967Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
- 1967Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
- 1971Scott Menville American voice actor
- 1980Sarah Lancaster, American actress
- 1985Saskia Burmeister, Australian actress
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