August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by August 11, and succeeded by August 13. Following August 12, there are 141 days in the year.
Blavatsky's Gem of the Day
"This world is a venomous tree, bearing two honey-sweet fruits: the divine essence of poetry and the friendship of the noble."
- 1851 – H. P. Blavatsky met her Teacher, Master M., for the first time in the physical body. This, according to what she wrote in her Sketchbook. However the date may have been a "blind".
- 1880 – Rosa Bates and Edward Wimbridge, who had accompanied the Founders to India, left Bombay due to personal difficulties.
Holidays and observances