May 12: Day of the Week
May 12, 2021 is the 132nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 254Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I as the 23rd pope.
- 303Roman Emperor Diocletian orders the beheading of the 14-year-old Pancras of Rome.
- 1264The Battle of Lewes, between King Henry III of England and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, begins.
- 1364Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Kraków, Poland.
- 1551National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
- 1949The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
- 1962Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.
- 1975Mayagüez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
- 2006Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.
- 2007Riots in which over 50 people are killed and over 100 are injured take place in Karachi upon the arrival in town of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Who were born on May 12?
- 1880Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (d. 1951)
- 1924Maxine Cooper Gomberg, American actress (d. 2009)
- 1929Sam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
- 1951George Karl, American basketball player and head coach
- 1955Kix Brooks, American country singer (Brooks & Dunn)
- 1956Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1961Billy Duffy, British guitarist (The Cult)
- 1967Joe McKinney, Irish actor
- 1980Keith Bogans, American basketball player
- 1982Darren Williams, American basketball player
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