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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 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.

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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
  • 1502
    Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
  • 1541
    Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1817
    An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 1974
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
  • 1999
    President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
  • 2040
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1637
    Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist (d. 1680)
  • 1884
    Max Beckmann, German artist (d. 1950)
  • 1936
    Joe Don Baker, American actor
  • 1937
    Charles Dumas, American athlete (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
  • 1948
    Mike Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Cliff Blezinski, Design Director for Epic Games
  • 1978
    Gethin Jones, Welsh television presenter
  • 1983
    Carlton Brewster, American football player
  • 1992
    Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)

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