August 12: Day of the Week
August 12, 2019 is the 224th day of the year 2019 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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1099First 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.
- 1323Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
- 1499First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
- 1624The president of Louis XIII of France’s royal council is arrested, leaving Cardinal Richelieu in the role of the King’s principal minister.
- 1877Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos.
- 1898An Armistice ends the Spanish-American War.
- 1952The Night of the Murdered Poets: 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow.
- 1964South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country’s racist policies.
- 1994Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
Who were born on August 12?
- 1902Mohammad Hatta, first Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1980)
- 1912Samuel Fuller, American film director (d. 1997)
- 1925Ross McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (d. 1975)
- 1941Dana Ivey, American actress
- 1949Rick Ridgeway, American mountaineer
- 1960Greg Thomas, England cricketer
- 1965Peter Krause, American actor
- 1969Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
- 1972Del the Funky Homosapien, American hip hop artist
- 1980Maggie Lawson, American actress
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