Monday August 12, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 12: Day of the Week

August 12, 2024 is the 225th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2024

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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.

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)

Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans.
Santiago de Liniers re-takes the city of Buenos Aires after the first British invasion.
Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos.
The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
The Montevideo Treaty, establishing the Latin American Integration Association, is signed.
Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
The bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with the oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.

Who were born on August 12?

C. E. M. Joad, English philosopher and broadcaster (d. 1953)
Ben Sealey, Trinidadian West Indies cricketer (d. 1963)
Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
Jürgen Dehmel, German bass player and songwriter (Nena)
Rebecca Gayheart, American actress
Matt Clement, American baseball player
Antoine Walker, American basketball player
Plaxico Burress, American football player
D.J. Houlton, American baseball player

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