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, 434,136 hours 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
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.
French revolutionary and radical journalist Camille Desmoulins gave a speech, following hearing the news that France’s financial minister Jacques Necker has been dismissed. The speech called the citizens to arms, which lead to the falling of the Bastille two days later.
The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognises independent Lithuania.
Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in the largest tank engagement of all time.
Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
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.
The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt and irretrievably destroys about 90 percent of his output.
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?
Emil Hácha, Czech politician (d. 1945)
Mark Hatfield, American politician (d. 2011)
René Favaloro, Argentine cardiac surgeon who created the technique for coronary bypass surgery (d. 2000)
Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
Robert McFarlane, Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, from 1983 through 1985.
Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
Walter Egan, American singer
Charlie Murphy, American actor and writer
Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
Who died on July 12?
Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver Cromwell (b. 1626)
Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (b. 1868)
Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (b. 1898)
Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
Jonathan Melvoin, American keyboardist (The Smashing Pumpkins) (b. 1961)
Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
Mr. Butch, American homeless person (b. 1951)
Sherwood Schwartz, American television writer (b. 1916)
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