What are the important events that happened on February 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
February 12: Facts & Myths About This Day
February 12 is the 43rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 30, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,357,760 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontatrigon’ day.
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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 366 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,609 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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February 12 Historical Events
Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.
Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
Michigan State University is established.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Monkey in Chinese astrology.
U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
Who were born on February 12?
Julius Streicher, Nazi German publisher (d. 1946)
Wallace Ford, English-born actor (d. 1966)
Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician
Ralph Bates, English actor (d. 1991)
Joanna Kerns, American actress
Robin Thomas, American actor
Chet Lemon, American baseball player
Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress
Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
Matt Mauck, American football player
Who died on February 12?
Lady Jane Grey, claimant to the English throne (b. 1537)
Lord Guilford Dudley, consort of Lady Jane Grey (b. 1536)
Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
Aurore Gagnon, Victim of child abuse (b. 1909)
Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (b. 1896)
Ishman Bracey, American blues musician (b. 1901)
Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (b. 1907)
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