July 12: Day of the Week
July 12, 2020 was the 194th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 172 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1493Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.
- 1543King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
- 1691Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William III of England’s forces in Ireland.
- 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.
- 1862The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
- 1960Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
- 1962The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
- 1971The Australian Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time.
- 1979The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
Who were born on July 12?
- 1930Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director and writer
- 1942Billy Smith, Australian rugby league player
- 1946Robert Fisk, an English writer and journalist
- 1948Ben Burtt, American sound designer
- 1964Tim Gane, English guitarist (Stereolab, McCarthy)
- 1972Brett Reed, American drummer (Rancid)
- 1973Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
- 1983Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyball player
- 1988Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
- 1992Eoghan Quigg, Northern Irish singer
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