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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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
- 1541Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1825The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
- 1894Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris’s Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
- 1909The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
- 1914In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
- 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.
- 1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
- 2002New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 12?
- 1809Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
- 1861Lou Andreas-Salome, Russian-born author (d. 1937)
- 1865Kazimierz Tetmajer, Polish poet and writer (d. 1940)
- 1884Max Beckmann, German artist (d. 1950)
- 1889Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk and supercentenarian (d. 1999)
- 1909Sigmund Rascher, German SS doctor (d. 1945)
- 1938Judy Blume, American author
- 1944Moe Bandy, American singer
- 1958Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
- 1978Silver Meikar, Estonian politician
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