July 12: Day of the Week
July 12, 2018 was the 193rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 172 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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July 12 Historical Event(s)
- 1691Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
- 1804Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
- 1812War of 1812: the United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
- 1913Second Balkan War: Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
- 1932Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
- 1943World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in the largest tank engagement of all time.
- 1948Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
- 1967The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
- 1971The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time.
- 1973A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
Who were born on July 12?
- 1868Stefan George, German poet (d. 1933)
- 1876Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
- 1909Herbert Zim, The founder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides (d.1994)
- 1942Tam White, Scottish blues singer and actor (d. 2010)
- 1943Paul Silas, American basketball player and head coach
- 1948Jay Thomas, American actor
- 1954Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
- 1957Taso N. Stavrakis, American actor and stuntman
- 1977Neil Harris, English footballer
- 1978Topher Grace, American actor
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