July 12 is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+ 1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
+ 1862 – The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
+ 1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at London's Marquee Club.
( Births )
+ 1908 – Milton Berle, American comedian and actor (d. 2002)
+ 1937 – Bill Cosby, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
+ 1943 – Christine McVie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
+ 1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress
+ 1977 – Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
+ 1978 – Topher Grace, American actor