July 12: Day of the Week
July 12, 2019 was the 193rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 172 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1191Third Crusade: Saladin’s garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
- 1561Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow is consecrated.
- 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.
- 1862The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
- 1932Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire
- 1962The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
- 1970A fire consumes the wooden home of Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt and irretrievably destroys about 90 percent of his output.
- 1973A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
- 1979The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
- 2007U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.
Who were born on July 12?
- 1839Frederick Halsey, English Conservative Party politician (d. 1927)
- 1868Stefan George, German poet (d. 1933)
- 1909Herbert Zim, The founder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides (d.1994)
- 1937Lionel Jospin, French politician, 165th Prime Minister of France
- 1941Benny Parsons, American NASCAR driver (d. 2007)
- 1965Sanjay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer
- 1972Travis Best, American basketball player
- 1975Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
- 1980Katherine Legge, English racing driver
- 1985Paulo Vitor Barreto, Brazilian footballer
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