This Day in History on 12 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 12 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • World Paper Bag Day: Paper Bag Day is observed every year on July 12 to reaffirm the much-needed daily use of paper bags over plastic bags. This day is dedicated to spreading awareness of the ill effects of plastic and how detrimental they are to our environment.

Important Events

1961 – Indian city Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams, killing at least two thousand people.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1917 – Satyendra Narayan Sinha, Indian statesman (d. 2006)

1961 – Shiva Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer

1965 – Sanjay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

Death/ Death Anniversary

2012 – Dara Singh, Indian wrestler, actor, and politician (b. 1928)

2018 – Dada J. P. Vaswani, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1918)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History