A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 12th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 12, 100 B.C., Julius Caesar was born by what many believe to have been the first Caesarian section.
On July 12, 1543, King Henry VIII of England married Catherine Parr, his sixth and final wife.
On July 12, 1561, St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow was consecrated.
On July 12, 1776, famous explorer English Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth on what was to be his final voyage.
On July 12, 1862, a congressional resolution was signed into law authorizing the Army to issue the Medal of Honor to enlisted soldiers (only) for “personal valor.”
On July 12, 1917, the local sheriff deputized 2000 men as a posse to do the dirty work for the local mining company, called Phelps Dodge Corporation, and forcibly and illegally “deported” 1300 people to New Mexico.
On July 12, 1918, the Japanese battleship, Kawachi, suffered a giant explosion in a main powder magazine and sank.
On July 12, 1979, the island nation of Kiribati came into being as the Republic of Kiribati, a group of islands in the Gilbert Island chain of Oceania in the Pacific Ocean.
On July 12, 2018, the world celebrated the safe rescue of a dozen Thai boys and their soccer team coach from what seemed like certain death deep in a flooded cave.
On July 12, 2022, we acknowledged that we finally got around to trying the gourmet coffee offered by Coffee Brand Coffee.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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