February 12, 2024 was the 43rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 323 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
February 12 Historical Event(s)
Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Emperor
Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
Edward Hargraves announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rush.
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.
The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles’ film Touch of Evil.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
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.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
Thomas Campion, English composer and poet (d. 1620)
Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
Hussein Onn, Malaysian politician, Prime Minister (1976–1981) (d. 1990)
Bill Russell, American basketball player
Jim Durham, American sportscaster
Bobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver
Nana Eikura, Japanese actress
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