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, 1,499,817,600 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 ‘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.
  • 1561
    Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow is consecrated.
  • 1691
    Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
  • 1804
    Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: the United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
  • 1843
    1843 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, proclaimed a revelation recommending polygamy.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in the largest tank engagement of all time.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
  • 1979
    The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1730
    Josiah Wedgwood, English potter (d. 1795)
  • 1854
    George Eastman, American inventor (d. 1932)
  • 1854
    Juan Gualberto Gómez, Afro-Cuban leader in the Cuban war of independence (d. 1933)
  • 1921
    Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1937
    Lionel Jospin, French politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
  • 1954
    Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
  • 1967
    Bruny Surin, Canadian sprinter
  • 1975
    Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
  • 1979
    Chris Campbell, American author
  • 1985
    Natasha Poly, Russian model

Who died on July 12?

  • 1664
    Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
  • 1773
    Johann Joachim Quantz, German flutist and composer (b. 1697)
  • 1870
    John A. Dahlgren, American Navy admiral (b. 1809)
  • 1910
    Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • 1926
    Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (b. 1868)
  • 1965
    Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (b. 1898)
  • 2005
    John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, British noble and aviation executive (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Mr. Butch, American homeless person (b. 1951)
  • 2007
    Robert Burås, Norwegian guitar player (b. 1975)
  • 2008
    Bobby Murcer, American baseball player (b. 1946)

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