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Sunday August 12, 2018

August 12: Day of the Week

August 12, 2018 is the 224th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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

August 2018

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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)

  • 1793
    The Rhône and Loire (Lêre) départments are created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire is split into two.
  • 1851
    Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
  • 1877
    Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos.
  • 1898
    An Armistice ends the Spanish-American War.
  • 1898
    The Hawaiian flag is lowered from Iolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawai`i to the United States.
  • 1944
    Alençon is liberated by General Leclerc, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.
  • 1944
    Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
  • 1977
    The Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed.
  • 1992
    Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • 2007
    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?

  • 1762
    King George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
  • 1897
    Maurice Fernandes, Guyanese West Indies cricketer (d. 1981)
  • 1926
    Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    John Derek, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1937
    Walter Dean Myers, American novelist and poet
  • 1956
    Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor
  • 1967
    Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
  • 1981
    Tony Capaldi, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1983
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
  • 1989
    Tom Cleverley, English footballer

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