May 12th Holidays, Observances and Awareness Days
There are some serious awareness days to observe today as well as a couple “nutty” ones.
International Awareness Day
International ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day
International Nurses’ Day
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
National Nutty Fudge Day
May 12th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
May 12th Video
May 12th Trivia
- 254 – Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I as the 23rd pope.
- 1191 – Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre who is crowned Queen consort of England the same day.
- 1588 – Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry I, Duke of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
- 1862 – Federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the Civil War.
- 1937 – The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Westminster Abbey.
- 1950 – Billy Squier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born.
- 1962 – Emilio Estevez, American actor from Breakfast Club and Young Guns was born.
- 1963 – Vanessa A. Williams, American actress and producer was born.
- 1968 – Catherine Tate, English actress and screenwriter was born.
- 2002 – Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro’s 1959 revolution.
- 2008 – An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.
- 2015 – Massive Nepal earthquake kills 218 people and injures more than 3500.