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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1816
    The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1818
    Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
  • 1994
    Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edward Munch’s iconic painting The Scream.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1788
    Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)
  • 1876
    Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (1879-his death) (d. 1933)
  • 1932
    Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)
  • 1934
    Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
  • 1949
    Joaquín Sabina, Spanish singer and songwriter
  • 1950
    Michael Ironside, Canadian actor
  • 1950
    Steve Hackett, English guitarist (Genesis)
  • 1952
    Michael McDonald, American musician
  • 1960
    George Gray, American professional wrestler
  • 1992
    Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)

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