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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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
- 1593Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
- 1733Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
- 1851Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
- 1855Michigan State University is established.
- 1935USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 1884Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
- 1942Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1947Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
- 1970Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies)
- 1975Scot Pollard, American basketball player
- 1978Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1984Alexandra Dahlström, Swedish actress
- 1984Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer
- 1993Apollos Cura, Philippine 9gagger
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