August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in
leap years) in the
Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Monday or Tuesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Thursday or Saturday (56).
It is the peak of the
Perseid meteor shower. It is also known as the "
Glorious Twelfth" in the United Kingdom, as it marks the traditional start of the
grouse shooting season.