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 2019 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, 2019 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,562,889,600 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 197 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 2,394 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.
  • 1493
    Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.
  • 1580
    The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
  • 1691
    Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
  • 1879
    The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria is founded.
  • 1913
    Second Balkan War: Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
  • 1917
    The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
  • 1932
    Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
  • 1967
    The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 1970
    A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt and irretrievably destroys about 90 percent of his output.

Who were born on July 12?

  • 1914
    Mohammad Moin, Iranian writer (d. 1971)
  • 1934
    Van Cliburn, American pianist
  • 1937
    Lionel Jospin, French politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
  • 1953
    John Ausonius, Swedish criminal (The Laser Man)
  • 1955
    Bambi Woods, American porn actress
  • 1976
    Anna Friel, British actress
  • 1980
    Richard Bennett, American guitarist
  • 1985
    Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
  • 1986
    JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1990
    Bébé, Portuguese footballer

Who died on July 12?

  • 1947
    Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • 1949
    Douglas Hyde, Irish politician (b. 1860)
  • 1962
    Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  • 1969
    Henry George Lamond, Australian novelist (b. 1885)
  • 1975
    James Ormsbee Chapin, American painter and illustrator (b. 1887)
  • 1993
    Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 1999
    Bill Owen, British actor (b. 1914)
  • 2001
    Fred Marcellino, American illustrator (b. 1939)
  • 2007
    Robert Burås, Norwegian guitar player (b. 1975)
  • 2007
    Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b. 1947)

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