May 12: Day of the Week
May 12, 2019 was the 132nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1328Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
- 1588French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
- 1780American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.
- 1821The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
- 1863American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: two divisions of James B. McPherson’s XVII Corps (ACW) turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton’s defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign.
- 1865American Civil War: the Battle of Palmito Ranch: the first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.
- 1937George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- 1949The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
- 1949The western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany.
- 1958A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
Who were born on May 12?
- 1626Louis Hennepin, Flemish missionary (d. 1705)
- 1825Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French adventurer in Araucania and Patagonia (d. 1878)
- 1874Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician (d. 1929)
- 1907Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
- 1942Michel Fugain, French singer and songwriter
- 1961Paul Begala, American political commentator
- 1962Emilio Estevez, American actor
- 1970Samantha Mathis, American actress
- 1975Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union footballer
- 1982David Thaxton, British stage actor and singer
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