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

  • 927
    Æthelstan, King of England, secures a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland that the latter will not ally with Viking kings, beginning the process of unifying Great Britain.
  • 1690
    Battle of the Boyne (Julian calendar) – The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
  • 1843
    1843 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, proclaimed a revelation recommending polygamy.
  • 1917
    The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
  • 1918
    The Japanese Imperial Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
  • 1920
    The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognises independent Lithuania.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 1967
    The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 2007
    U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1878
    Peeter Põld, Estonian pedagogic scientist and politician (d. 1930)
  • 1930
    Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director and writer
  • 1951
    Jamey Sheridan, American actor
  • 1962
    Dan Murphy, American guitarist (Soul Asylum)
  • 1962
    Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • 1964
    Tim Gane, English guitarist (Stereolab, McCarthy)
  • 1966
    Misato Watanabe, Japanese popular music
  • 1972
    Jake Wood, English actor
  • 1986
    JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1992
    Eoghan Quigg, Northern Irish singer

Who died on July 12?

  • 1773
    Johann Joachim Quantz, German flutist and composer (b. 1697)
  • 1918
    Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  • 1935
    Alfred Dreyfus, French military officer (b. 1859)
  • 1944
    Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general, son of Theodore Roosevelt (b. 1887)
  • 1950
    Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  • 1962
    Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  • 1973
    Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1996
    John Chancellor, American television journalist (b. 1927)
  • 1999
    Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1929)
  • 2011
    Sherwood Schwartz, American television writer (b. 1916)

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