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.
  • 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.
  • 1790
    The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.
  • 1920
    The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognises independent Lithuania.
  • 1932
    Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in the largest tank engagement of all time.
  • 1962
    The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 1970
    A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt and irretrievably destroys about 90 percent of his output.
  • 1971
    The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1878
    Peeter Põld, Estonian pedagogic scientist and politician (d. 1930)
  • 1886
    Jean Hersholt, Danish film director and actor (d. 1956)
  • 1892
    Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • 1909
    Herbert Zim, The founder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides (d.1994)
  • 1980
    Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
  • 1982
    Tara Kirk, American swimmer
  • 1983
    Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1985
    Natasha Poly, Russian model
  • 1989
    Nick Palmieri, American ice hockey player
  • 1990
    Bébé, Portuguese footballer

Who died on July 12?

  • 1584
    Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1525)
  • 1712
    Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver Cromwell (b. 1626)
  • 1849
    Dolley Madison, 4th First Lady Of The United States (b. 1768)
  • 1910
    Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • 1934
    Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-born American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)
  • 1998
    Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Bill Owen, British actor (b. 1914)
  • 2000
    Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1908)
  • 2006
    Adamantios Lemos, Greek actor (b. 1916)
  • 2007
    Mr. Butch, American homeless person (b. 1951)

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