February 12: Day of the Week
February 12, 2021 was the 43rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 322 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 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).
- 1502Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India.
- 1541Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1816The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
- 1912The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.
- 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.
- 1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
- 1999President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
- 2021New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1785Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
- 1809Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
- 1889Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk and supercentenarian (d. 1999)
- 1907Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)
- 1908Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
- 1934Bill Russell, American basketball player
- 1965Christine Elise, American actress
- 1970Judd Winick, writer and artist
- 1971Scott Menville American voice actor
- 1979Richard Barnwell, English footballer
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