Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 12

  • July 12, 1191
    Crusading army under King of England Richard I Lionheart captures Acre after two-years siege during Third Crusade
  • July 12, 1346
    Edward III lands his army on the Normandy beaches unopposed
  • July 12, 1536
    Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch humanist and priest, dies
  • July 12, 1543
    England's King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr
  • July 12, 1561
    The Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, begun in 1555, is completed under the reign of Ivan the Terrible to celebrate the conquest of the Khanate of Kazan
  • July 12, 1691
    William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland
  • July 12, 1790
    The French Assembly approve a Civil Constitution of the Clergy providing for the election of priests and bishops
  • July 12, 1794
    British Admiral Lord Nelson lost his right eye at the successful siege of Calvi, in Corsica
  • July 12, 1806
    The Confederation of the Rhine is established from 16 German states, including Principality of Liechtenstein, by Napoleon in Paris
  • July 12, 1856
    William Walker, an American, declares himself president of Nicaragua
  • July 12, 1864
    President Abraham Lincoln becomes the first standing president to witness a battle as Union forces repelled Jubal Early's army on the outskirts of Washington, D.C
  • July 12, 1878
    A Yellow Fever epidemic, which claimed about 20,000 people, begins in New Orleans
  • July 12, 1988
    USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
  • July 12, 2006
    Israeli troops invade Lebanon beginning 2006 Lebanon War in response to Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing three

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