February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2019 was the 43rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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).
- 1554A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
- 1689The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
- 1909The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
- 1946World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
- 1956New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1961U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
- 1994Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
- 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.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1665Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
- 1728Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
- 1788Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)
- 1907Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
- 1946Jean Eyeghe Ndong, Prime Minister of Gabon
- 1967Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
- 1972Ajay Naidu, Indian-American actor
- 1972Sophie Zelmani, Swedish singer/songwriter
- 1978Gethin Jones, Welsh television presenter
- 1986Diego Ângelo, Brazilian footballer
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