February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2017 was the 43rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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
- 1429English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
- 1554A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
- 1818Bernardo O'Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
- 1909New 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.
- 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.
- 1956New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1992The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.
- 1999President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
- 2004The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1752Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (d. 1821)
- 1865Kazimierz Tetmajer, Polish poet and writer (d. 1940)
- 1934Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress
- 1934Bill Russell, American basketball player
- 1938Judy Blume, American author
- 1938Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
- 1947Jim Durham, American sportscaster
- 1958Bobby Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970Judd Winick, writer and artist
- 1976Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer
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