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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 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.

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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)

  • 1593
    Japanese 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.
  • 1909
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • 1912
    The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
  • 1934
    In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
  • 1968
    Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
  • 1994
    Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
  • 1999
    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 2001
    NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 2004
    The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • 2040
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1567
    Thomas Campion, English composer and poet (d. 1620)
  • 1876
    Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (1879-his death) (d. 1933)
  • 1884
    Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
  • 1907
    Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
  • 1911
    Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • 1923
    Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi (d. 2010)
  • 1947
    Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
  • 1972
    Owen Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress
  • 1982
    Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper

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