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

  • 1191
    Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time.
  • 1975
    São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
  • 1979
    Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL
  • 2006
    The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.
  • 2007
    U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1892
    Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • 1951
    Cheryl Ladd, American actress
  • 1958
    J. D. Hayworth, Congressman from Arizona
  • 1964
    Tim Gane, English guitarist (Stereolab, McCarthy)
  • 1967
    Bruny Surin, Canadian sprinter
  • 1970
    Juba Kalamka, American hip hop artist
  • 1977
    Neil Harris, English footballer
  • 1979
    Chris Campbell, American author
  • 1979
    Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
  • 1989
    Phoebe Tonkin, Australian actress and model

Who died on July 12?

  • 1849
    Dolley Madison, 4th First Lady Of The United States (b. 1768)
  • 1918
    Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  • 1944
    Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general, son of Theodore Roosevelt (b. 1887)
  • 1945
    Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1993
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 1996
    John Chancellor, American television journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Robert Burås, Norwegian guitar player (b. 1975)
  • 2007
    Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b. 1947)
  • 2010
    Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
  • 2011
    Sherwood Schwartz, American television writer (b. 1916)

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