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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1825The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
- 1894Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
- 1909The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
- 1934In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
- 1968Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
- 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?
- 1900Roger J. Traynor, American judge (d. 1983)
- 1904Ted Mack, American television host (d. 1976)
- 1930John Doyle, Irish hurler
- 1936Joe Don Baker, American actor
- 1949Joaquín Sabina, Spanish singer and songwriter
- 1955Chet Lemon, American baseball player
- 1959Dan Puric, Romanian actor, director and writer
- 1967Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
- 1979Richard Barnwell, English footballer
- 1984Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer
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