July 12: Day of the Week
July 12, 2023 is the 193rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 927Æthelstan, 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.
- 1580The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
- 1691Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
- 1789French 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.
- 1790The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.
- 1804Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
- 18431843 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, proclaimed a revelation recommending polygamy.
- 1862The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
- 1918The Japanese Imperial Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
- 1943World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in the largest tank engagement of all time.
Who were born on July 12?
- 1807Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (d. 1893)
- 1938Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
- 1947Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby union player
- 1948Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer
- 1952Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
- 1953John Ausonius, Swedish criminal (The Laser Man)
- 1962Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
- 1972Travis Best, American basketball player
- 1984Gareth Gates, English singer
- 1985Natasha Poly, Russian model
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