August 12: Day of the Week
August 12, 2021 is the 224th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1323Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
- 1624The president of Louis XIII of France’s royal council is arrested, leaving Cardinal Richelieu in the role of the King’s principal minister.
- 1687Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans.
- 1898An Armistice ends the Spanish-American War.
- 1944Alençon is liberated by General Leclerc, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.
- 1944Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
- 1952The Night of the Murdered Poets: 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow.
- 1977The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
- 1980The Montevideo Treaty, establishing the Latin American Integration Association, is signed.
- 1982Mexico 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.
Who were born on August 12?
- 1629Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
- 1880Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (d. 1925)
- 1889Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
- 1904Tamás Lossonczy, Hungarian painter (d. 2009)
- 1932Dallin H. Oaks, American The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apostle and former Utah Supreme Court Justice
- 1932Sirikit, Queen consort of Thailand, wife of Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)
- 1949Rick Ridgeway, American mountaineer
- 1959Amanda Redman, English actress
- 1982Iza Calzado, Filipino TV actress
- 1985Franck Moutsinga, German rugby player
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