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, 416,616 hours 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

  • 1493
    Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.
  • 1543
    King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 1691
    Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
  • 1789
    French revolutionary and radical journalist Camille Desmoulins gave a speech, following hearing the news that France’s financial minister Jacques Necker has been dismissed. The speech called the citizens to arms, which lead to the falling of the Bastille two days later.
  • 1913
    Second Balkan War: Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
  • 1948
    Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
  • 1960
    Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1596
    Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
  • 1920
    Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1937
    Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer
  • 1952
    Liz Mitchell, Jamaican singer (Boney M.)
  • 1962
    Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • 1966
    Ana Torrent, Spanish film actress
  • 1974
    Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1978
    Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
  • 1981
    Adrienne Camp, South African singer and songwriter
  • 1992
    Eoghan Quigg, Northern Irish singer

Who died on July 12?

  • 1749
    Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France (b. c. 1671)
  • 1910
    Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • 1918
    Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  • 1934
    Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-born American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)
  • 1945
    Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (b. 1895)
  • 1961
    Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)
  • 1979
    Minnie Riperton, American soul singer (b. 1947)
  • 1993
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 1996
    John Chancellor, American television journalist (b. 1927)
  • 1999
    Bill Owen, British actor (b. 1914)

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