February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2020 was the 43rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1816The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
- 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.
- 1909New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
- 1914In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
- 1934In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
- 1990Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
- 1994Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
- 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.
- 2040New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1788Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)
- 1876Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (1879-his death) (d. 1933)
- 1932Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
- 1934Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
- 1949Joaquín Sabina, Spanish singer and songwriter
- 1950Michael Ironside, Canadian actor
- 1950Steve Hackett, English guitarist (Genesis)
- 1952Michael McDonald, American musician
- 1960George Gray, American professional wrestler
- 1992Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
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