February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2021 was the 43rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 881Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor
- 1502Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
- 1541Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1817An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
- 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.
- 1909The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War begins.
- 1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
- 1999President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
- 2040New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1637Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist (d. 1680)
- 1884Max Beckmann, German artist (d. 1950)
- 1936Joe Don Baker, American actor
- 1937Charles Dumas, American athlete (d. 2004)
- 1938Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
- 1948Mike Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1975Cliff Blezinski, Design Director for Epic Games
- 1978Gethin Jones, Welsh television presenter
- 1983Carlton Brewster, American football player
- 1992Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
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