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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1541Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
- 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.
- 1733Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
- 1832Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
- 1935USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
- 1990Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
- 1999President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
- 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.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1785Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
- 1869Emperor Kien Phuc, the 7th emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1884)
- 1898Wallace Ford, English-born actor (d. 1966)
- 1942Ehud Barak, Israeli politician, Prime Minister of Israel (1999–2001)
- 1968Grégory Charles, Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio and television host
- 1973Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress
- 1976Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer
- 1978Douglas Fisher, American high school security guard and musician
- 1982Jonas Hiller, Swiss ice hockey goaltender
- 1992Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
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