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.
  • 1543
    King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 1690
    Battle of the Boyne (Julian calendar) – The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
  • 1789
    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.
  • 1804
    Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
  • 1920
    The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognises independent Lithuania.
  • 1932
    Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 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
    The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
  • 2006
    The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.

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