Historical Events In July - 12
Sunday, 09 August 2020
1989 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA) on this day in history.
1990 Boris Yeltsin resigns from the Soviet Communist Party, spelling the end of communism in Russia on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history richard R Briggs, dies after short illness at 71
1992 On July - 12 albert Pierrepont, last British executioner (433 men/17 women), dies
1993 In the Hokkaido, Japan Region, a 7.6 earthquake killed at least 200 people and 39 missing in the Hokkaido region, including at least 165 killed on Okushiri on July - 12.
1993 On this day in history gusti Huber, Mother of Bibi Besch, dies of heart failure at 78
1994 David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56 on this day in history.
1995 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
1996 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar Naturalist, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1997 On this day in history waterloo - St. Jacobs Railway commences passenger service over the former CN Waterloo Spur between Waterloo and Elmira, Ont.
2005 Terrorists kill 5 people and wound 90 people in a crowded mall in Netanya, Israel. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for attack on this day in history.
2007 On July - 12 queen Elizabeth II visits the world's largest Commonwealth war grave in Ypres, Belgium to pay respects to fallen soldiers of the Battle of Passchendaele.
2007 Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947) on this day in history.
2012 200 people are killed by the Syrian army in Tremseh on this day in history.
2013 On July - 12 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris
2017 Giant iceberg breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, about 6,000 sq km in length on this day in history.
2018 World's longest fingernails cut off; Shridhar Chillal's nails measured 909.6cm after growing for 66 years on July - 12.
2018 Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for "Killing Eve" on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history republic of Ireland will be the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies after passing legislation in parliament
2018 On July - 12 uS President Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day visit amid protests
2018 Chemical plant explosion in Jiangan County, Sichuan Province, China, kills at least 19 on July - 12.
2018 On July - 12 "Misson: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise , Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris
2019 Asasey Hotel attack: A car bomb and a gun attack kill at least 26 people, including two prominent journalists and nine foreigners, in Kismayo, Somalia. Islamist group al-Shabaab claims responsibility on July - 12.