February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2018 was the 43rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1429English 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).
- 1541Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1832Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
- 1851Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
- 1855Michigan State University is established.
- 1961U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
- 1990Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
- 1992The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
- 1994Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
- 2040New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1752Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (d. 1821)
- 1902William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
- 1903Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
- 1907Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
- 1914Tex Beneke, American musician and band leader (d. 2000)
- 1930Arlen Specter, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
- 1941Naomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer (d. 1984)
- 1967Chris McKinstry, Canadian computer scientist
- 1969Meja, Swedish singer
- 1982Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
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