Sunday May 12, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 12: Day of the Week

May 12, 2024 is the 133rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

May 2024

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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.

May 12 Historical Event(s)

King William’s War: William III of England joins the League of Augsburg starting a war with France.
First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
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.
American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in “the Bloody Angle”.
George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.
In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga). The local government asks the U.S.A., France and Belgium to restore order.
An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.

Who were born on May 12?

Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)
Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer (d. 1938)
Guillermo Endara, President of Panama (d. 2009)
Billy Swan, American songwriter and singer
Michel Fugain, French singer and songwriter
Billy Squier, American singer and musician
Paul Arcand, Quebec radio host, journalist and film director
Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union footballer
Aaron Yoo, Korean-American actor
Steve Smith, American football player

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