February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2019 was the 43rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1733Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
- 1817An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
- 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.
- 1934In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
- 1956New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1992The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
- 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.
- 2009Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1809Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-his death) (d. 1865)
- 1897Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
- 1909Sigmund Rascher, German SS doctor (d. 1945)
- 1922Hussein Onn, Malaysian politician, Prime Minister (1976–1981) (d. 1990)
- 1930Arlen Specter, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
- 1936Joe Don Baker, American actor
- 1952Michael McDonald, American musician
- 1958Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
- 1963Rubén Amaro, Jr., major league baseball outfielder and general manager
- 1965Christine Elise, American actress
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