August 12: Day of the Week
August 12, 2019 was the 224th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
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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)
- 1499First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
- 1687Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans.
- 1851Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
- 1877Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos.
- 1883The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
- 1914World War I: the United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
- 1952The Night of the Murdered Poets: 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow.
- 1960Echo 1A, NASA’s first successful communications satellite, is launched.
- 1981The IBM Personal Computer is released.
- 1992Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Who were born on August 12?
- 1604Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
- 1892Alfred Lunt, American actor (d. 1977)
- 1930Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
- 1952Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
- 1956Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1959Amanda Redman, English actress
- 1961Roy Hay, British guitarist and keyboardist (Culture Club)
- 1965Peter Krause, American actor
- 1978Chris Chambers, American football player
- 1979Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater
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