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 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.
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)
- 30 BCCleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide, allegedly by means of an asp bite.
- 1323Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
- 1676Praying Indian John Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip’s War.
- 1793The Rhône and Loire (Lêre) départments are created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire is split into two.
- 1914World War I: the United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
- 1964South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country’s racist policies.
- 1976Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War
- 1978The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China is signed.
- 1980The Montevideo Treaty, establishing the Latin American Integration Association, is signed.
- 1992Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Who were born on August 12?
- 1867Edith Hamilton, German-born American classicist (d. 1963)
- 1881Cecil B. DeMille, American film director (d. 1959)
- 1914Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
- 1924Derek Shackleton, English cricketer (d. 2007)
- 1931William Goldman, American screenwriter
- 1946Terry Nutkins, British TV presenter
- 1955Terry Taylor, American professional wrestler
- 1961Roy Hay, British guitarist and keyboardist (Culture Club)
- 1968Thorsten Boer, German footballer
- 1978Chris Chambers, American football player
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