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Tuesday May 12, 2020

May 12: Day of the Week

May 12, 2020 was the 133rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1328
    Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
  • 1588
    French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.
  • 1863
    American 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.
  • 1865
    American 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.
  • 1885
    North-West Rebellion: the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
  • 1926
    UK General Strike 1926: In the United Kingdom, a nine-day general strike by trade unions ends.
  • 1937
    George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • 1949
    The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
  • 1952
    Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.

Who were born on May 12?

  • 1803
    Justus von Liebig, German chemist (d. 1873)
  • 1912
    Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (d. 2004)
  • 1922
    Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
  • 1947
    Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
  • 1961
    Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
  • 1968
    Catherine Tate, British comedian
  • 1969
    Kim Fields, American actress
  • 1981
    Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
  • 1982
    David Thaxton, British stage actor and singer
  • 1987
    Gianluca Sansone, Italian footballer

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