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, 24,471,360 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 ‘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

  • 1580
    The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
  • 1806
    Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
  • 1862
    The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
  • 1879
    The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria is founded.
  • 1918
    The Japanese Imperial Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
  • 1960
    Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • 1967
    The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1970
    A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt and irretrievably destroys about 90 percent of his output.
  • 1971
    The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time.
  • 1975
    São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1596
    Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
  • 1870
    Louis II, Prince of Monaco (d. 1949)
  • 1908
    Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)
  • 1937
    Lionel Jospin, French politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
  • 1937
    Mickey Edwards, Republican congressman
  • 1942
    Tam White, Scottish blues singer and actor (d. 2010)
  • 1951
    Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
  • 1955
    Bambi Woods, American porn actress
  • 1966
    Taiji Sawada, Japanese bass guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1985
    Paulo Vitor Barreto, Brazilian footballer

Who died on July 12?

  • 1584
    Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1525)
  • 1773
    Johann Joachim Quantz, German flutist and composer (b. 1697)
  • 1845
    Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)
  • 1910
    Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • 1931
    Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1866)
  • 1971
    Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914)
  • 1973
    Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1990
    João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
  • 1994
    Paisios, Greek Orthodox monk (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, British noble and aviation executive (b. 1917)

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