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.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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.
What no one tells you about your first name’s personality. Are there magical powers hidden in your given name? Every moniker has an undeniable character and personality. Check out Abel’s personality and get smarter today. (Sponsored links)
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.
- 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.
- 1885North-West Rebellion: the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
- 1926UK General Strike 1926: In the United Kingdom, a nine-day general strike by trade unions ends.
- 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.
- 1952Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
Who were born on May 12?
- 1803Justus von Liebig, German chemist (d. 1873)
- 1912Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (d. 2004)
- 1922Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
- 1947Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
- 1961Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
- 1968Catherine Tate, British comedian
- 1969Kim Fields, American actress
- 1981Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
- 1982David Thaxton, British stage actor and singer
- 1987Gianluca Sansone, Italian footballer
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.