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)
- 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.
- 1771Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
- 1851Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
- 1934In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
- 1946African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles’ film Touch of Evil.
- 1956New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1961U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
- 1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
- 1999President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1903Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
- 1904Ted Mack, American television host (d. 1976)
- 1907Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
- 1917Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)
- 1923Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi (d. 2010)
- 1926Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
- 1945David Friedman, American economist
- 1947Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
- 1967Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
- 1980Christina Ricci, American actress
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