May 12: Day of the Week
May 12, 2021 is the 132nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1264The Battle of Lewes, between King Henry III of England and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, begins.
- 1328Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1935Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.
- 1949The western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany.
- 1958A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
- 1982During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan Fernandez Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, believed that the Pope had to be killed for being an “agent of Moscow”.
- 2003The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26 people.
Who were born on May 12?
- 1910Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
- 1910Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
- 1921Joseph Beuys, German artist (d. 1986)
- 1939Reg Gasnier, Australian Rugby League footballer
- 1939Ron Ziegler, U.S. White House Press Secretary (d. 2003)
- 1979Callum Chambers, Australian rules footballer
- 1979Robert Key, English cricketer
- 1982David Thaxton, British stage actor and singer
- 1985Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer
- 1987Kieron Pollard, West Indies Cricketer
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