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

  • 1562
    Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burns the sacred books of the Maya.
  • 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.
  • 1843
    1843 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, proclaimed a revelation recommending polygamy.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1979
    Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL
  • 2006
    The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1394
    Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
  • 1906
    Pietro Tordi, Italian actor (d. 1990)
  • 1919
    George Weissman, American businessman (d. 2009)
  • 1938
    Ron Fairly, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor
  • 1947
    Loren Coleman, American cryptozoologist and author
  • 1976
    Dan Boyle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Adrienne Camp, South African singer and songwriter
  • 1982
    Tara Kirk, American swimmer
  • 1990
    Bébé, Portuguese footballer

Who died on July 12?

  • 783
    Bertrada of Laon, Frankish wife of Pepin the Short (b. 720)
  • 1845
    Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)
  • 1945
    Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1969
    Henry George Lamond, Australian novelist (b. 1885)
  • 1993
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 1996
    John Chancellor, American television journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2000
    Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Fred Marcellino, American illustrator (b. 1939)
  • 2004
    Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
  • 2008
    Tony Snow, American press secretary for George W. Bush (b. 1955)

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