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Wednesday May 12, 2021

May 12: Day of the Week

May 12, 2021 was the 132nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1551
    National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
  • 1797
    First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
  • 1865
    American 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.
  • 1881
    In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
  • 1926
    UK General Strike 1926: In the United Kingdom, a nine-day general strike by trade unions ends.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto
  • 2002
    Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro’s 1959 revolution.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.

Who were born on May 12?

  • 1840
    Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean military, participated on Battle of Huamachuco (d. 1912)
  • 1912
    Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (d. 2004)
  • 1962
    Brett Gurewitz, American songwriter (Bad Religion) and record producer (Epitaph Records)
  • 1963
    Deborah Kara Unger, Canadian actress
  • 1963
    Panagiotis Fasoulas, Greek basketball player, Mayor of Piraeus
  • 1970
    Samantha Mathis, American actress
  • 1973
    Kendra Kassebaum, American stage actress
  • 1978
    Jason Biggs, American actor
  • 1978
    Malin Åkerman, Swedish-Canadian actress and model
  • 1978
    Wilfred Le Bouthillier, Canadian singer

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