February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2021 was the 43rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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February 12 Historical Event(s)
- 1429English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
- 1832Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
- 1935USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
- 1961U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
- 1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
- 1990Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
- 2001NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
- 2002An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
- 2002The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
- 2021New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1665Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
- 1785Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
- 1791Peter Cooper, American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (d. 1883)
- 1903Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
- 1908Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
- 1916Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
- 1946Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
- 1963Rubén Amaro, Jr., major league baseball outfielder and general manager
- 1965John Michael Higgins, American actor
- 1976Silvia Saint, Czech pornographic actress
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