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Saturday May 12, 2018

May 12: Day of the Week

May 12, 2018 was the 132nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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.
  • 1870
    The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
  • 1949
    The western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 1958
    A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
  • 1962
    Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral-Balmoral.
  • 2003
    Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.
  • 2003
    The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26 people.

Who were born on May 12?

  • 1880
    Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (d. 1951)
  • 1918
    Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman (d. 2001)
  • 1938
    Millie Perkins, American film actress
  • 1942
    Michel Fugain, French singer and songwriter
  • 1945
    Nicky Henson, British actor
  • 1952
    Norbert Stolzenburg, German footballer
  • 1963
    Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
  • 1964
    Pierre Morel, French film director
  • 1968
    Scott Schwartz, American actor
  • 1979
    Andre Carter, American football player

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