On This Day: May 12th
This is 132nd day of the year and 233 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—7 Iyyar 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 8th day of the 4th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The Soviet blockade that prompted the Berlin airlift was ended.
Yogi Berrabaseball player
Henry Cabot LodgeU.S. Senator
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkinchemist, Nobel laureate
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.