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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.

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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)

  • 30 BC
    Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide, allegedly by means of an asp bite.
  • 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.
  • 1499
    First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
  • 1793
    The Rhône and Loire (Lêre) départments are created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire is split into two.
  • 1960
    Echo 1A, NASA’s first successful communications satellite, is launched.
  • 1977
    The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
  • 1982
    Mexico announces it is unable to pay its enormous external debt, marking the beginning of a debt crisis that spreads to all of Latin America and the Third World.
  • 1994
    Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
  • 2000
    The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

Who were born on August 12?

  • 1762
    King George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
  • 1906
    Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • 1925
    Ross McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (d. 1975)
  • 1928
    Dan Curtis, American film and television producer and director (d.2006)
  • 1943
    Deborah Walley, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1954
    Pat Metheny, American guitarist
  • 1973
    Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
  • 1973
    Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • 1990
    Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Marvin Zeegelaar, Dutch footballer

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