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Tuesday May 12, 2020

May 12: Day of the Week

May 12, 2020 is the 133rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 1364
    Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Kraków, Poland.
  • 1932
    Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs’ home.
  • 1937
    George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • 1945
    Argentinian labour leader José Peter declares the Federación Obrera de la Industria de la Carne dissolved.
  • 1965
    The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.
  • 1982
    During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan Fernandez Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, believed that the Pope had to be killed for being an “agent of Moscow”.
  • 1998
    Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto
  • 2003
    Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.
  • 2006
    Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.
  • 2006
    Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.

Who were born on May 12?

  • 1850
    Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. statesman (d. 1924)
  • 1914
    Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet (d. 1993)
  • 1914
    James Bacon, American entertainment columnist and reporter (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    Julius Rosenberg, American-born spy for the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
  • 1936
    Tom Snyder, American television personality (d. 2007)
  • 1960
    Ian Khan, British racing driver
  • 1960
    Paul Arcand, Quebec radio host, journalist and film director
  • 1963
    Panagiotis Fasoulas, Greek basketball player, Mayor of Piraeus
  • 1970
    Mark Foster, British swimmer
  • 1987
    Gianluca Sansone, Italian footballer

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