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 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 29, 2015 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 23,944,320 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 211 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 933 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.
  • 1543
    King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 1690
    Battle of the Boyne (Julian calendar) – The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
  • 1691
    Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
  • 1804
    Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
  • 1932
    Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
  • 1948
    Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1971
    The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1884
    Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)
  • 1892
    Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • 1933
    Donald E. Westlake, American novelist (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Walter Murch, American film editor
  • 1947
    Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby union player
  • 1956
    Sandi Patty, American singer
  • 1967
    John Petrucci, American guitarist (Dream Theater)
  • 1972
    Jake Wood, English actor
  • 1973
    Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • 1989
    Phoebe Tonkin, Australian actress and model

Who died on July 12?

  • 1536
    Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Dutch writer and philosopher (b. 1466)
  • 1682
    Jean Picard, French astronomer (b. 1620)
  • 1742
    Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian composer (b. 1675)
  • 1892
    Alexander Cartwright, American fireman and inventor of baseball (b. 1820)
  • 1945
    Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1950
    Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  • 1973
    Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1990
    João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
  • 1996
    John Chancellor, American television journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Adamantios Lemos, Greek actor (b. 1916)

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