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 194th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 29, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,468,281,600 seconds 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 ‘hectaenneacontatetragon’ 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 200 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 1,299 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 12 Historical Events

  • 1191
    Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
  • 1580
    The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
  • 1862
    The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
  • 1879
    The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria is founded.
  • 1932
    Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time.
  • 1973
    A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
  • 1979
    Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1803
    Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
  • 1880
    Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • 1954
    Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
  • 1955
    Bambi Woods, American porn actress
  • 1969
    Lisa Nicole Carson, American actress
  • 1974
    Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
  • 1982
    Tara Kirk, American swimmer
  • 1985
    Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
  • 1985
    Natasha Poly, Russian model
  • 1985
    Paulo Vitor Barreto, Brazilian footballer

Who died on July 12?

  • 1749
    Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France (b. c. 1671)
  • 1935
    Alfred Dreyfus, French military officer (b. 1859)
  • 1945
    Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1973
    Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1983
    Chris Wood, British saxophonist (Traffic) (b. 1944)
  • 1996
    John Chancellor, American television journalist (b. 1927)
  • 1998
    Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
  • 2000
    Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Fred Marcellino, American illustrator (b. 1939)
  • 2007
    Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b. 1947)

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