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)
- 1561Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow is consecrated.
- 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.
- 1806Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
- 1862The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
- 1879The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria is founded.
- 1973A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
- 1979Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL
- 1979The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
- 2006The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.
Who were born on July 12?
- 1803Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
- 1852Hipólito Yrigoyen, Argentinian politician, 19th and 21st President of Argentina (d. 1933)
- 1884Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)
- 1932Otis Davis, American middle distance runner
- 1933Donald E. Westlake, American novelist (d. 2008)
- 1943Paul Silas, American basketball player and head coach
- 1961Heikko Glöde, German footballer
- 1967John Petrucci, American guitarist (Dream Theater)
- 1978Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
- 1985Natasha Poly, Russian model
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