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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)

  • 1733
    Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
  • 1851
    Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
  • 1855
    Michigan State University is established.
  • 1894
    Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
  • 1914
    In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 1946
    World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
  • 1956
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre.
  • 1992
    The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1753
    François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
  • 1861
    Lou Andreas-Salome, Russian-born author (d. 1937)
  • 1893
    Omar Bradley, American general, the last surviving five-star general in the United States and the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (d. 1981)
  • 1909
    Sigmund Rascher, German SS doctor (d. 1945)
  • 1919
    Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1934
    Anne Krueger, American economist
  • 1954
    Joseph Jordania, Australian/Georgian evolutionary musicologist
  • 1955
    Chet Lemon, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Chynna Phillips, American singer
  • 1978
    Silver Meikar, Estonian politician

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