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)
- 1541Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
- 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.
- 1818Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
- 1934In Spain the national council of Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista decides to merge the movement with the Falange Española.
- 1934The Austrian Civil War begins.
- 1946African 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.
- 1947A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
- 2002An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
- 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.
- 2021New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1791Peter Cooper, American Industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (d. 1883)
- 1809Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
- 1908August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
- 1935Gene McDaniels, American singer
- 1956Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host
- 1959Dan Puric, Romanian actor, director and writer
- 1982Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand All Black rugby player
- 1984Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer
- 1985Saskia Burmeister, Australian actress
- 1986Diego Ângelo, Brazilian footballer
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