July 12: Day of the Week
July 12, 2021 was the 193rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 172 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 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.
- 1862The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
- 1879The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria is founded.
- 1913Second Balkan War: Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
- 1920The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognises independent Lithuania.
- 1948Arab–Israeli War: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the explusion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
- 1960Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
- 1967The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
- 1975São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
Who were born on July 12?
- 1803Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
- 1807Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (d. 1893)
- 1813Claude Bernard, French physiologist (d. 1878)
- 1817Henry David Thoreau, American writer and philosopher (d. 1862)
- 1937Mickey Edwards, Republican congressman
- 1969Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
- 1970Lee Byung-hun, South Korean actor
- 1977Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
- 1977Steve Howey, American actor
- 1988Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
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