About May 12

May 12, 2024 is the 133rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Taurus is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 262 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 12

  • 1264
    The Battle of Lewes, between King Henry III of England and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, begins.
  • 1328
    Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
  • 1364
    Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Kraków, Poland.
  • 1551
    National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
  • 1588
    French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
  • 1870
    The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
  • 1949
    The western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 1952
    Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
  • 1955
    Austria regains its independence as the Allied occupation following World War II ends.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral-Balmoral.
  • 1975
    Mayagüez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26 people.
  • 2006
    Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.

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