What are the important events that happened on July 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 12 is the 193rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 29, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,996,960 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneacontatrigon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 222 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,664 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 12 Historical Events

  • 927
    Æthelstan, King of England, secures a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland that the latter will not ally with Viking kings, beginning the process of unifying Great Britain.
  • 1191
    Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
  • 1691
    Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: the United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
  • 1913
    Second Balkan War: Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in the largest tank engagement of all time.
  • 1961
    Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death tally exceeds 2,000.
  • 1962
    The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 1979
    Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL
  • 2006
    The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1828
    Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
  • 1850
    Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912)
  • 1864
    George Washington Carver, American botanist (d. 1943)
  • 1917
    Andrew Wyeth, American artist (d. 2009)
  • 1937
    Lionel Jospin, French politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
  • 1941
    Joseph Whipp, American actor
  • 1948
    Susan Blu, American voice actress
  • 1958
    J. D. Hayworth, Congressman from Arizona
  • 1969
    Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
  • 1978
    Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress

Who died on July 12?

  • 783
    Bertrada of Laon, Frankish wife of Pepin the Short (b. 720)
  • 1441
    Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
  • 1536
    Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Dutch writer and philosopher (b. 1466)
  • 1584
    Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1525)
  • 1947
    Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • 1961
    Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)
  • 1983
    Chris Wood, British saxophonist (Traffic) (b. 1944)
  • 1990
    João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
  • 1999
    Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1929)
  • 2008
    Bobby Murcer, American baseball player (b. 1946)

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