July 12: Day of the Week
July 12, 2021 is the 193rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1913Second Balkan War: Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
- 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.
- 1973A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
- 1975São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
- 2006The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.
Who were born on July 12?
- 1394Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
- 1675Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian composer and violinist (d. 1742)
- 1730Josiah Wedgwood, English potter (d. 1795)
- 1813Claude Bernard, French physiologist (d. 1878)
- 1861Anton Arensky, Russian composer, pianist and professor of music (d. 1906)
- 1943Paul Silas, American basketball player and head coach
- 1966Jeff Bucknum, American auto racer
- 1968Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
- 1977Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
- 1984Jonathan Lewis, American football player
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