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Thursday August 12, 2021

August 12: Day of the Week

August 12, 2021 was the 224th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 12: This Day in History

It is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. It is also known as the “Glorious Twelfth” in the UK, as it marks the traditional start of the grouse shooting season.

August 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 1806
    Santiago de Liniers re-takes the city of Buenos Aires after the first British invasion.
  • 1831
    French intervention forces William I of the Netherlands to abandon his attempt to suppress the Belgian Revolution.
  • 1851
    Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
  • 1877
    Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos.
  • 1914
    World War I: the United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
  • 1960
    Echo 1A, NASA’s first successful communications satellite, is launched.
  • 1977
    The Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed.
  • 1977
    The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
  • 1994
    Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
  • 2000
    The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

Who were born on August 12?

  • 1856
    Diamond Jim Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
  • 1897
    Maurice Fernandes, Guyanese West Indies cricketer (d. 1981)
  • 1904
    Tamás Lossonczy, Hungarian painter (d. 2009)
  • 1904
    Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia, only son of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1915
    Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1922
    Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor (d. 1987)
  • 1932
    Sirikit, Queen consort of Thailand, wife of Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)
  • 1967
    Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
  • 1977
    Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer
  • 1978
    Chris Chambers, American football player

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