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.
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)
- 1164Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din Zangi defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
- 1480Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
- 1499First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
- 1793The Rhône and Loire (Lêre) départments are created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire is split into two.
- 1806Santiago de Liniers re-takes the city of Buenos Aires after the first British invasion.
- 1969Violence 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.
- 1977The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
- 1978The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China is signed.
- 1985Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.
- 2007The 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?
- 1566Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (d. 1633)
- 1774Robert Southey, English poet and biographer (d. 1843)
- 1906Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
- 1910Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
- 1932Dallin H. Oaks, American The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apostle and former Utah Supreme Court Justice
- 1954Ibolya Dávid, Hungarian lawyer and politician
- 1970Charles Mesure, British actor
- 1972Takanohana Kōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 65th Yokozuna
- 1988Justin Gaston, American actor, model and singer
- 1990Enzo Pineda, Filipino television actor
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