About July 12

July 12, 2021 is the 193rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 204 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.
  • 1493
    Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.
  • 1561
    Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow is consecrated.
  • 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.
  • 1691
    Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
  • 1804
    Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
  • 1843
    1843 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, proclaimed a revelation recommending polygamy.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The Japanese Imperial Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
  • 1920
    The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognises independent Lithuania.
  • 1948
    Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
  • 1967
    The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL

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