12 July History: On 12 July 1997, Malala Yusufzai, who was awarded the Nobel, was born in Pakistan, while the very first steam engineered ship ‘Diana’ built in India was also introduced in Kolkata.
The day of July 12 is a witness to lots of important events in history. The ban troubled the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in January 1948 by Nathuram Godse was conditionally raised on the day of 12 July 1949.
A sequence of important events recorded on the date of July 12 in the history of the country is as follows: –
1290 – Jews are driven out on the orders of Edward I, Emperor of England.
1346 – Charles IV of Luxembourg is appointed ruler of the Roman Empire.
1673 – Defense treaty signed between Netherlands and Denmark.
1690 – Protestants defeated the Roman Catholic Army under the leadership of William of Orange.
1801 – Britain defeats France and Spain at the Battle of Algeciras.
1823 – Launch of the first steam engine ship ‘Diana’ built in India at Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1862 – US Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor.
1912 – ‘Queen Elizabeth’ becomes the first foreign film to be released in the US.
1918 – 500 people killed in an explosion in a Japanese warship in the Gulf of Tokayam.
1935 – Belgium recognizes the then Soviet Union.
1949 – Ban on RSS conditionally lifted after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.
1957 – American surgeon Leroy I. Burney reports that smoking and lung cancer have a direct relationship.
1960 – Establishment of Bhagalpur and Ranchi University.
1970 – A severe flood in the Alaknanda River killed 600 people.
1990: Renowned Soviet leader and President of the Russian Parliament Boris Yeltsin resigns from the Soviet Communist Party.
1994 – President of Palestinian Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat came to the Gaza Strip after spending 27 years in exile.
1997: Birth of Malala Yusufzai with Nobel Prize in Pakistan.
1998: The final of the Football World Cup between France and Brazil was watched by a total of 1.7 billion people.
2001: Start of ‘Maitri’ bus service between Agartala to Dhaka.