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Friday February 12, 2021

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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 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).
  • 1832
    Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
  • 1935
    USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
  • 1961
    U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
  • 1974
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
  • 1990
    Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
  • 2001
    NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 2002
    An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
  • 2002
    The 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.
  • 2021
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1665
    Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
  • 1785
    Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
  • 1791
    Peter Cooper, American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (d. 1883)
  • 1903
    Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1908
    Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1916
    Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)
  • 1946
    Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
  • 1963
    Rubén Amaro, Jr., major league baseball outfielder and general manager
  • 1965
    John Michael Higgins, American actor
  • 1976
    Silvia Saint, Czech pornographic actress

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