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.
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.
- 1554A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
- 1689The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
- 1771Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
- 1816The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War begins.
- 1946World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
- 1990Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
- 2002New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 2009Colgan 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?
- 1704Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
- 1794Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
- 1804Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
- 1931Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author (d. 2008)
- 1951Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
- 1956Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
- 1969Meja, Swedish singer
- 1970Judd Winick, writer and artist
- 1972Ajay Naidu, Indian-American actor
- 1981Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer
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