July 12 Events

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July 12th, 2006 (July 12 2006)EventHezbollah initiates Operation True Promise.
July 12th, 1979 (July 12 1979)EventThe island nation of Kiribati declares independence from Great Britain.
July 12th, 1975 (July 12 1975)EventSao Tome and Principe declare independence from Portugal.
July 12th, 1973 (July 12 1973)EventA fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
July 12th, 1962 (July 12 1962)EventThe Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
July 12th, 1960 (July 12 1960)EventOrlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
July 12th, 1943 (July 12 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of ProkhorovkaGerman and Soviet forces engage in largest tank engagement of all time.
July 12th, 1932 (July 12 1932)EventHedley Verity establishes a first-class record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm.
July 12th, 1918 (July 12 1918)EventThe Japanese Imperial Navy battle ship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
July 12th, 1917 (July 12 1917)EventThe Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
July 12th, 1862 (July 12 1862)EventThe Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
July 12th, 1812 (July 12 1812)EventWar of 1812: The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
July 12th, 1806 (July 12 1806)EventSixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
July 12th, 1804 (July 12 1804)EventFormer United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.Alexander Hamilton Quotes
July 12th, 1790 (July 12 1790)EventThe Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Assembly.
July 12th, 1691 (July 12 1691)EventBattle of Aughrim (Julian calendar)The decisive victory of William s forces in Ireland. Julian Quotes
July 12th, 1690 (July 12 1690)EventBattle of the Boyne (Gregorian calendar)The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.William James Quotes
July 12th, 1580 (July 12 1580)EventOstrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published.
July 12th, 1543 (July 12 1543)EventKing Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace. Henry VIII of England Quotes
July 12th, 1191 (July 12 1191)EventSaladin s garrison surrenders, ending the two-year siege of Acre. Conrad of Montferrat, who has negotiated the surrender, raises the banners of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and of the Third Crusade leaders Richard I of England, Philip II of France, and Leopold V of Austria on the city s walls and towers.

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