February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2020 is the 43rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1502Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
- 1733Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
- 1771Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
- 1818Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
- 1825The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
- 1855Michigan State University is established.
- 1912The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
- 1956New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1999President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
- 2001NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1752Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (d. 1821)
- 1934Anne Krueger, American economist
- 1935Gene McDaniels, American singer
- 1945David Friedman, American economist
- 1948Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
- 1953Nabil Shaban, British actor
- 1967Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
- 1978Douglas Fisher, American high school security guard and musician
- 1979Antonio Chatman, American football player
- 1982Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand All Black rugby player
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