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July 12th

July 12th is the 193rd day of the year (194th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about July 12th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 12th

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman dictator)

Julius Caesar

1730 Josiah Wedgwood (pottery industrialist)

1817 Henry Thoreau (essayist, poet, philosopher)

1861 George Washington Carver (scientist)

George Washington Carver

1895 Oscar Hammerstein II (composer - Rodgers and Hammerstein)

1895 Buckminster Fuller (systems theorist, author, designer, inventor)

1928 Alastair Burnet (journalist, broadcaster)

1937 Bill Cosby (comedian, actor)

Bill Cosby

1943 Christine McVie (singer, musician - Fleetwood Mac)

1946 Robert Fisk (journalist)

1947 Gareth Edwards (rugby player)

1947 Wilko Johnson (guitarist, songwriter)

1951 Cheryl Ladd (actress)

Cheryl Ladd

1966 Tamsin Greig (actress)

1967 Richard Herring (comedian)

1973 Christian Vieri (soccer player)

1976 Anna Friel (actress)

1978 Michelle Rodriguez (actress)

July 12th in History

1561 St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow is consecrated.

1862 US Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor.

1906 Alfred Dreyfus, a French-Jewish army officer wrongly convicted of treason in 1894, is exonerated.-

1962 The Rolling Stones perform their first ever show at the Marquee Club in London.

1967 Riots break out in Newark. The rioting continues for six days, and results in 26 deaths and hundreds injured.

1969 Prince Charles announces the granting of city status to German bombing ("Three Nights Blitz") devastates the city center of Swansea, as part of the celebrations to mark his investiture as Prince of Wales.

Lady Diana

1979 Kiribati independent from UK.

July 12th is also

Second day of Naadam Holiday (Mongolia)

Independence Day (Kiribati)

Independence Day (São Tomé and Príncipe)

Battle of the Boyne Day (Northern Ireland)

Feast of Saint Margaret of Antioch (Eastern Orthodox)

Saint Margaret of Antioch


People born on July 12th are Cancer


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