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.

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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)

1689
King William’s War: William III of England joins the League of Augsburg starting a war with France.
1797
First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
1863
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.
1864
American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in “the Bloody Angle”.
1937
George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
1941
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
1958
A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
1965
The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.
1978
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.
2008
An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.

Who were born on May 12?

1842
Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)
1867
Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer (d. 1938)
1936
Guillermo Endara, President of Panama (d. 2009)
1942
Billy Swan, American songwriter and singer
1942
Michel Fugain, French singer and songwriter
1950
Billy Squier, American singer and musician
1960
Paul Arcand, Quebec radio host, journalist and film director
1975
Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1979
Aaron Yoo, Korean-American actor
1979
Steve Smith, American football player

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