12 July

12 July

July 12 is the 193rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 172 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 12th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 12th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • New Conversations Day:  This holiday is set aside to encourage people to talk to each other, communicate their needs and intentions, and make new friends. New Conversation Day also acknowledges that starting a conversation is hard.
  • Etch A Sketch Day: Etch A Sketch is a mechanical toy used for drawing. It’s an invention by André Cassagnes from France and was manufactured by the Ohio Art Company.
  • National Pecan Pie Day
  • International Malala Day
  • National Different Colored Eyes Day
  • National Simplicity Day
  • Cow Appreciation Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – July 12

2022: British composer Monty Norman, who was the man behind the iconic James Bond theme, passed away at the age of 94.  Norman had most famously composed the film score for the 1962 James Bond movie Dr No, starring Sean Connery. 

2013: Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations

1984: Walter F. Mondale Names Geraldine A. Ferraro as Running Mate in Presidential Elections

New York Congressperson, Geraldine A. Ferraro, became the first woman to run for office on a major party ticket in the United States.

1975: São Tomé and Príncipe gains independence from Portuguese rule

The island nation was discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century. For over 200 years, its economy was run by African slaves who cultivated sugar, coffee, and cocoa. Manuel Pinto da Costa became the first president of the newly independent country.

1967: Race riots break out in Newark, New Jersey, killing 26 people and injuring several others

The violence began when two white policemen arrested a black cab driver.

1962: First performance of the Rolling Stones

The British rock band performed for the first time as a group at the Marquee Club in London.

1920: Moscow Peace Treaty is signed

Also known as the Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty, the treaty was signed between Lithuania and the Soviet Union. It recognized Lithuanian sovereignty in exchange for its neutrality and for safe passage for Russian troops to Poland.

2002: On July 12, 2000, the movie “X-Men” premiered in New York. The premiere took place on Ellis Island, the location of the film’s final battle.

2002: On July 12, 2000, the movie “X-Men” premiered in New York. The premiere took place on Ellis Island, the location of the film’s final battle.

1955: The Old Cincinnati Library Before Being Demolished, 1874-1955

The Old Cincinnati Library Before Being Demolished, 1874-1955

1951: Miss World 1951 – Kiki Håkansson from Sweden

Miss World 1951 – Kiki Håkansson from Sweden

1945: S/Sgt. Joseph Arnaldo of New Bedford, MA, who had just come off the line after 10 days of fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. His hood and face covered with snow, Arnaldo had recovered from temporary blindness when a tank round was fired a few yards from him. 1945

S/Sgt. Joseph Arnaldo of New Bedford, MA, who had just come off the line after 10 days of fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. His hood and face covered with snow, Arnaldo had recovered from temporary blindness when a tank round was fired a few yards from him. 1945

1934: The first delivery of mail by air between the Ecuadorian cities of Quito and Cuenca, Quito, July 1934

The first delivery of mail by air between the Ecuadorian cities of Quito and Cuenca, Quito, July 1934

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, July 12

1997: Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist

1937: Bill Cosby, American comedian, actor, producer, author

1904: Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Nobel Prize laureate

1884: Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter, sculptor

1817: Henry David Thoreau, American writer, philosopher

7/12/100 B.C.: Julius Caesar: a Roman Politician and General was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, July 12

2013: Amar Bose, American sound engineer, entrepreneur

2010: Harvey Pekar, American author

1926: Gertrude Bell, British government administrator, writer, spy, archaeologist

1804: Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian/American economist, politician, philosopher, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury

1536: Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch theologian, priest


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