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Wednesday February 12, 2020

February 12: Day of the Week

February 12, 2020 was the 43rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020

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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
  • 1541
    Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1825
    The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
  • 1894
    Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
  • 1909
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
  • 1914
    In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
  • 1934
    In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
  • 1934
    The Austrian Civil War begins.
  • 1974
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
  • 2002
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 12?

  • 1809
    Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
  • 1861
    Lou Andreas-Salome, Russian-born author (d. 1937)
  • 1865
    Kazimierz Tetmajer, Polish poet and writer (d. 1940)
  • 1884
    Max Beckmann, German artist (d. 1950)
  • 1889
    Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk and supercentenarian (d. 1999)
  • 1909
    Sigmund Rascher, German SS doctor (d. 1945)
  • 1938
    Judy Blume, American author
  • 1944
    Moe Bandy, American singer
  • 1958
    Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
  • 1978
    Silver Meikar, Estonian politician

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