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Wednesday August 12, 2020

August 12: Day of the Week

August 12, 2020 was the 225th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1099
    First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces led by Al-Afdal Shahanshah. This is considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.
  • 1121
    Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
  • 1687
    Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Echo 1A, NASA’s first successful communications satellite, is launched.
  • 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 first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
  • 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?

  • 1891
    C. E. M. Joad, English philosopher and broadcaster (d. 1953)
  • 1911
    Cantinflas, Mexican actor (d. 1993)
  • 1926
    Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
  • 1930
    Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
  • 1954
    Ibolya Dávid, Hungarian lawyer and politician
  • 1972
    Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
  • 1973
    Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • 1982
    Iza Calzado, Filipino TV actress
  • 1983
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
  • 1983
    Manoa Vosawai, Italian rugby player

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