February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2021 is the 43rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1689The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
- 1851Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
- 1894Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
- 1912The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War begins.
- 1947A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
- 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.
- 2004The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
- 2021New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1904Ted Mack, American television host (d. 1976)
- 1908Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
- 1926Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
- 1940Ralph Bates, English actor (d. 1991)
- 1950Steve Hackett, English guitarist (Genesis)
- 1953Nabil Shaban, British actor
- 1954Joseph Jordania, Australian/Georgian evolutionary musicologist
- 1955Chet Lemon, American baseball player
- 1969Brad Werenka, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1973Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater
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