Ephemeris of July 12: what happened on a day like today in history?

Ephemeris of July 12: find out what happened on a day like today in history remembering some of the main world events.

This day we remember various events that have been marked in the history of Mexico and the world. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is born, the Rolling Stones make their debut and begin a successful musical career, the first copies of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote of La Mancha. You can see these and more events of July 12 below.

Scientists arrive at the Titanic

1986: a group of scientists arrives, for the first time, at the remains of the Titanic to explore it. The RMS Titanic was a British ocean liner, the largest passenger ship in the world at the time of her completion, which sank on the night of 14/15 April 1912 during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

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Pablo Neruda is born

1904: The poet Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalt, better known as Pablo Neruda, is born. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. he Author of 20 love poems and a song of despair, among other works.

France wins a World Cup for the first time

1998: France became world soccer champion for the first time, defeating Brazil 3-0 in the final of the tournament played in Paris. Zinedine Zidane is the great figure with two goals in the defining match.

Ephemeris of July 12 in Mexico

1562: in Yucatán (present-day Mexico), Diego de Landa orders the incineration of numerous codices, effigies and sacred objects of the Mayans in the Maní auto de fe.

1859: In Mexico, from the port of Veracruz, President Benito Juárez issued the Law of Nationalization of Ecclesiastical Assets, which stipulated that all the properties of the Church would pass into the hands of the nation.

Lawyer’s Day is celebrated, in honor of the first chair for the teaching of Law at the Royal Pontifical University of Mexico.

Other ephemeris of July 12

927: King Athelstan unites the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and founds what is now England.

1493: Hartmann Schedel publishes the Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the first books made by printing.

1605: the first copies of the work El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, were released in New Spain.

1892: in Mont Blanc (France) an underground lake formed by the Tête-Rousse glacier is uncovered and destroys the village of Saint Gervais les Bains. 175 people die.

1937: in the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic, within the framework of the International Exhibition in Paris, the work Guernica by the artist Pablo Picasso (55 years old) is exhibited to the public.

1986: Scientists arrive at the wreck site of the Titanic ocean liner to explore it.

1962: the band The Rolling Stones debuted at the Marquee Club in London with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones as leaders of the group.

2000: launch of the Zvezda module, the first module of the International Space Station.

2000: in London they placed a statue in memory of ex-Beatle John Lennon in Trafalgar Square. The sculpture was donated by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward.

2001: launch of the European experimental communications satellite Artemis.

2003: American musician and composer Benny Carter, creator of the first interracial jazz band, has died.

2006: In Mexico, the Jalisco city of Tequila was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


1854 – George Eastman, inventor of the roll of photographic film and founder of the Eastman Kodak company.

1880 – Tod Browning, American filmmaker (d. 1962)

1917 – Andrew Wyeth, American painter (d. 2009)

1923 – James E. Gunn, American science fiction writer (d. 2020)

1962 – Julio Cesar Chavez, Mexican boxer

1967 – John Petrucci, American guitarist for the band Dream Theater.

1974 – Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer of the band Within Temptation.


1536 – Erasmus of Rotterdam, humanist.

1944 – Theodore Roosevelt Jr., American general.

1973 – Lon Chaney Jr., American actor

2002: Edward Lee Howard, the only CIA agent who went to the USSR.

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Ephemeris of July 12: what happened on a day like today in history?