What happened this day in history July 12

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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 29, 2024 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,720,742,400 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.

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 201 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 4,221 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 12 Historical Events

  • 1543
    King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 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.
  • 1690
    Battle of the Boyne (Julian calendar) – The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
  • 1790
    The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.
  • 1806
    Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
  • 1943
    World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in the largest tank engagement of all time.
  • 1948
    Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
  • 1975
    São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
  • 2006
    The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1854
    Juan Gualberto Gómez, Afro-Cuban leader in the Cuban war of independence (d. 1933)
  • 1868
    Stefan George, German poet (d. 1933)
  • 1880
    Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • 1914
    Mohammad Moin, Iranian writer (d. 1971)
  • 1923
    René Favaloro, Argentine cardiac surgeon who created the technique for coronary bypass surgery (d. 2000)
  • 1941
    Benny Parsons, American NASCAR driver (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Cheryl Ladd, American actress
  • 1967
    John Petrucci, American guitarist (Dream Theater)
  • 1970
    Lee Byung-hun, South Korean actor
  • 1972
    Travis Best, American basketball player

Who died on July 12?

  • 1910
    Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • 1918
    Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  • 1945
    Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1949
    Douglas Hyde, Irish politician (b. 1860)
  • 1965
    Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (b. 1898)
  • 1973
    Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
  • 1982
    Kenneth More, English actor (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, British noble and aviation executive (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Bobby Murcer, American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 2008
    Tony Snow, American press secretary for George W. Bush (b. 1955)

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