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.
  • 1543
    King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 1562
    Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burns the sacred books of the Maya.
  • 1691
    Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1906
    Pietro Tordi, Italian actor (d. 1990)
  • 1908
    Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)
  • 1921
    Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1930
    Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director and writer
  • 1937
    Lionel Jospin, French politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
  • 1957
    Taso N. Stavrakis, American actor and stuntman
  • 1958
    Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • 1972
    Jake Wood, English actor
  • 1978
    Topher Grace, American actor
  • 1990
    Bébé, Portuguese footballer

Who died on July 12?

  • 1584
    Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1525)
  • 1931
    Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1866)
  • 1949
    Douglas Hyde, Irish politician (b. 1860)
  • 1966
    Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Japanese author and lecturer (b. 1870)
  • 1998
    Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
  • 1998
    Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
  • 2001
    Fred Marcellino, American illustrator (b. 1939)
  • 2003
    Benny Carter, American musician (b. 1907)
  • 2007
    Mr. Butch, American homeless person (b. 1951)
  • 2010
    Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)

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