About July 12

July 12, 2020 is the 194th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 215 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 12

  • 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.
  • 1191
    Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
  • 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.
  • 1691
    Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: the United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
  • 1862
    The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognises independent Lithuania.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
  • 1975
    São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
  • 2006
    The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.
  • 2007
    U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.

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