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Sunday February 12, 2017

February 12: Day of the Week

February 12, 2017 was the 43rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 881
    Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor
  • 1429
    English 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).
  • 1554
    A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
  • 1818
    Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
  • 1909
    New 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.
  • 1946
    African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles’ film Touch of Evil.
  • 1956
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1992
    The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
  • 1999
    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 2004
    The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1752
    Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (d. 1821)
  • 1865
    Kazimierz Tetmajer, Polish poet and writer (d. 1940)
  • 1934
    Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
  • 1934
    Bill Russell, American basketball player
  • 1938
    Judy Blume, American author
  • 1938
    Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
  • 1947
    Jim Durham, American sportscaster
  • 1958
    Bobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Judd Winick, writer and artist
  • 1976
    Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer

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