May 12: Day of the Week
May 12, 2019 was the 132nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
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May 12 Historical Event(s)
- 254Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I as the 23rd pope.
- 1743Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia after defeating her rival, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1797First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
- 1821The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
- 1881In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
- 1935Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.
- 1942World 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.
- 1952Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
- 1955Austria regains its independence as the Allied occupation following World War II ends.
- 2003The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26 people.
Who were born on May 12?
- 1912Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (d. 2004)
- 1930Jesús Franco, Spanish film director
- 1939Reg Gasnier, Australian Rugby League footballer
- 1955Kix Brooks, American country singer (Brooks & Dunn)
- 1956Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian
- 1960Paul Arcand, Quebec radio host, journalist and film director
- 1970Samantha Mathis, American actress
- 1971Jamie Luner, American actress
- 1975Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union footballer
- 1979Erdinç Saçan, Turkish-Dutch politician
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