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.
  • 1690
    Battle of the Boyne (Julian calendar) – The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
  • 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.
  • 1879
    The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria is founded.
  • 1918
    The Japanese Imperial Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
  • 1932
    Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
  • 1948
    Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
  • 1979
    The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
  • 2006
    The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1596
    Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
  • 1854
    George Eastman, American inventor (d. 1932)
  • 1906
    Pietro Tordi, Italian actor (d. 1990)
  • 1919
    George Weissman, American businessman (d. 2009)
  • 1941
    Joseph Whipp, American actor
  • 1943
    Christine McVie, British singer, musician, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1952
    Philip Taylor Kramer, American bassist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 1995)
  • 1962
    Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
  • 1972
    Jake Wood, English actor
  • 1996
    Jordan Romero, American mountaineer

Who died on July 12?

  • 1693
    John Ashby, English admiral (b. c. 1640)
  • 1892
    Alexander Cartwright, American fireman and inventor of baseball (b. 1820)
  • 1926
    Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (b. 1868)
  • 1931
    Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1866)
  • 1945
    Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1983
    Chris Wood, British saxophonist (Traffic) (b. 1944)
  • 1990
    João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
  • 1993
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 1994
    Paisios, Greek Orthodox monk (b. 1924)
  • 1999
    Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1929)

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