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Wednesday August 12, 2020

August 12: Day of the Week

August 12, 2020 is the 225th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1164
    Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din Zangi defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
  • 1480
    Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
  • 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.
  • 1806
    Santiago de Liniers re-takes the city of Buenos Aires after the first British invasion.
  • 1969
    Violence erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Derry, Northern Ireland, resulting in a three-day communal riot known as the Battle of the Bogside.
  • 1977
    The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
  • 1978
    The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China is signed.
  • 1985
    Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.
  • 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?

  • 1566
    Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (d. 1633)
  • 1774
    Robert Southey, English poet and biographer (d. 1843)
  • 1906
    Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • 1910
    Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1932
    Dallin H. Oaks, American The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apostle and former Utah Supreme Court Justice
  • 1954
    Ibolya Dávid, Hungarian lawyer and politician
  • 1970
    Charles Mesure, British actor
  • 1972
    Takanohana Kōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 65th Yokozuna
  • 1988
    Justin Gaston, American actor, model and singer
  • 1990
    Enzo Pineda, Filipino television actor

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