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

  • 1191
    Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
  • 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.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: the United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
  • 1918
    The Japanese Imperial Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
  • 1948
    Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL
  • 1979
    The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
  • 2006
    The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1803
    Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
  • 1909
    Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d.1993)
  • 1938
    Ron Fairly, American baseball player
  • 1943
    Christine McVie, British singer, musician, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1948
    Susan Blu, American voice actress
  • 1952
    Philip Taylor Kramer, American bassist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 1995)
  • 1972
    Brett Reed, American drummer (Rancid)
  • 1974
    Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1977
    Neil Harris, English footballer
  • 1996
    Jordan Romero, American mountaineer

Who died on July 12?

  • 783
    Bertrada of Laon, Frankish wife of Pepin the Short (b. 720)
  • 1441
    Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
  • 1693
    John Ashby, English admiral (b. c. 1640)
  • 1773
    Johann Joachim Quantz, German flutist and composer (b. 1697)
  • 1845
    Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)
  • 1892
    Alexander Cartwright, American fireman and inventor of baseball (b. 1820)
  • 1944
    Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general, son of Theodore Roosevelt (b. 1887)
  • 1947
    Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • 1996
    Jonathan Melvoin, American keyboardist (The Smashing Pumpkins) (b. 1961)
  • 2008
    Tony Snow, American press secretary for George W. Bush (b. 1955)

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