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Friday August 12, 2022

August 12: Day of the Week

August 12, 2022 is the 224th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1323
    Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
  • 1687
    Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans.
  • 1793
    The Rhône and Loire (Lêre) départments are created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire is split into two.
  • 1898
    An Armistice ends the Spanish-American War.
  • 1964
    South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country’s racist policies.
  • 1976
    Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Mexico announces it is unable to pay its enormous external debt, marking the beginning of a debt crisis that spreads to all of Latin America and the Third World.
  • 1985
    Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.
  • 1992
    Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Who were born on August 12?

  • 1883
    Martha Hedman, Swedish-American actress (d. 1974)
  • 1950
    Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • 1955
    Terry Taylor, American professional wrestler
  • 1956
    Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor
  • 1961
    Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1971
    Michael Ian Black, American comedian
  • 1972
    Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
  • 1976
    Wednesday 13, American vocalist (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
  • 1977
    Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer
  • 1980
    Jade Villalon, American singer-songwriter

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