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

  • 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.
  • 1543
    King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1843
    1843 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, proclaimed a revelation recommending polygamy.
  • 1862
    The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
  • 1879
    The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria is founded.
  • 1918
    The Japanese Imperial Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
  • 1960
    Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • 1962
    The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 1970
    A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt and irretrievably destroys about 90 percent of his output.
  • 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
  • 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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