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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.
  • 1862
    U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 1873
    Oscar II is crowned King of Sweden.
  • 1881
    In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
  • 1942
    World War II: Second Battle of Kharkov: in eastern Ukraine, Red Army forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko launch a major offensive from the Izium bridgehead, only to be encircled and destroyed by the troops of Army Group South two weeks later.
  • 1949
    The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
  • 1962
    Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.
  • 1975
    Mayagüez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.

Who were born on May 12?

  • 1889
    Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank (d. 1980)
  • 1899
    Indra Devi, Latvian Yoga Instructor (d. 2002)
  • 1914
    James Bacon, American entertainment columnist and reporter (d. 2010)
  • 1956
    Asad Rauf, Pakistani cricket umpire
  • 1961
    Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
  • 1963
    Deborah Kara Unger, Canadian actress
  • 1963
    Panagiotis Fasoulas, Greek basketball player, Mayor of Piraeus
  • 1967
    Joe McKinney, Irish actor
  • 1967
    Paul D'Amour, American bass guitarist (Tool)
  • 1973
    Travis Lutter, American mixed martial arts fighter

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