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What Happened on July 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 Six people are killed and 200 injured in a French passenger train derailment in Brétigny-sur-Orge.
2012 Syrian Civil War: Government forces target the homes of rebels and activists in Tremseh and kill anywhere between 68 and 150 people.
2012 A tank truck explosion kills more than 100 people in Okobie, Nigeria.
2007 U.S. Army Apache helicopters engage in airstrikes against armed insurgents in Baghdad, Iraq, where civilians are killed; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.
2006 The 2006 Lebanon War begins.
2001 Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on mission STS-104, carrying the Quest Joint Airlock to the International Space Station.
1998 The Ulster Volunteer Force attacked a house in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a petrol bomb, killing the Quinn brothers.
1995 Chinese seismologists successfully predict the 1995 Myanmar–China earthquake, reducing the number of casualties to 11.
1979 The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1975 São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
1973 A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
1971 The Australian Aboriginal Flag is flown for the first time.
1967 Riots begin in Newark, New Jersey.
1963 Pauline Reade, 16, disappears in Gorton, England, the first victim in the Moors murders.
1962 The Rolling Stones perform for the first time at London's Marquee Club.
1961 Indian city Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams, killing at least two thousand people.
1961 ČSA Flight 511 crashes at Casablanca–Anfa Airport in Morocco, killing 72.
1960 Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
1948 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the expulsion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.
1943 German and Soviet forces engage in the Battle of Prokhorovka, one of the largest armored engagements of all time.
1920 The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed, by which Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of Lithuania.
1918 The Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
1917 The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
1913 Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.
1913 The Second Revolution breaks out against the Beiyang government, as Li Liejun proclaims Jiangxi independent from the Republic of China.
1862 The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
1812 The American Army of the Northwest briefly occupies the Upper Canadian settlement at what is now at Windsor, Ontario.
1806 At the insistence of Napoleon, Bavaria, Baden, Württemberg and thirteen minor principalities leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
1801 British ships inflict heavy damage on Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras.
1799 Ranjit Singh conquers Lahore and becomes Maharaja of the Punjab (Sikh Empire).
1790 The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly.
1789 In response to the dismissal of the French finance minister Jacques Necker, the radical journalist Camille Desmoulins gives a speech which results in the storming of the Bastille two days later.
1776 Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
1691 Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar): The decisive victory of William III of England's forces in Ireland.
1580 The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.
1576 Mughal Empire annexes Bengal after defeating the Bengal Sultanate at the Battle of Rajmahal.
1562 Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatán, burns the sacred idols and books of the Maya.
1543 King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
1527 Lê Cung Hoàng ceded the throne to Mạc Đăng Dung, ending the Lê dynasty and starting the Mạc dynasty.
1493 Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.
1488 Joseon Dynasty official Choe Bu returned to Korea after months of shipwrecked travel in China.
1470 The Ottomans capture Euboea.
1191 Third Crusade: Saladin's garrison surrenders to Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
927 King Constantine II of Scotland, King Hywel Dda of Deheubarth, Ealdred of Bamburgh and King Owain of the Cumbrians accepted the overlordship of King Æthelstan of England, leading to seven years of peace in the north.
70 The armies of Titus attack the walls of Jerusalem after a six-month siege. Three days later they breach the walls, which enables the army to destroy the Second Temple.
Famous People Born on July 12

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Year Name
1952 Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (d. 1995)
1952 Voja Antonić, Serbian computer scientist and journalist, designed the Galaksija computer
1852 Hipólito Yrigoyen, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Argentina (d. 1933)
1969 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (d. 2006)
2000 Vinícius Júnior, Brazilian footballer
1997 Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani-English activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1979 Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
1984 Jonathan Lewis, American football player
1817 Alvin Saunders, Territorial Governor and Senator from Nebraska (d. 1899)
1985 Gianluca Curci, Italian footballer
Famous People Deaths On July 12

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Date Name
1999 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1921)
1975 James Ormsbee Chapin, American painter and illustrator (b. 1887)
2013 Amar Bose, American businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (b. 1929)
1982 Kenneth More, English actor (b. 1914)
1947 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
1682 Jean Picard, French priest and astronomer (b. 1620)
965 Meng Chang, emperor of Later Shu (b. 919)
2000 Charles Merritt, Canadian colonel and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1908)
1441 Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shōgun (b. 1394)
524 Viventiolus, archbishop of Lyon (b. 460)