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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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2016
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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)

  • 1502
    Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
  • 1554
    A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 1946
    World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
  • 1990
    Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
  • 2002
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 2009
    Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1704
    Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
  • 1794
    Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
  • 1804
    Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
  • 1931
    Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author (d. 2008)
  • 1951
    Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1956
    Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
  • 1969
    Meja, Swedish singer
  • 1970
    Judd Winick, writer and artist
  • 1972
    Ajay Naidu, Indian-American actor
  • 1981
    Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer

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