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 the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 12 July. The students can refer to 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

1674: The Maratha ruler Shivaji Maharaj signed a treaty of friendship with the East India Company.

1961: Panshet and Khadakwasla dam burst. Floods in Pune killed 2,000 people, displaced 100,000.

1982: Establishment of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

1985: P. N. Bhagwati became the 17th Chief Justice of India.

1998: France defeated defending champions Brazil 3-0 to win the 16th FIFA World Cup.

2005: International cricket umpire David Shepherd took retirement from international cricket.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Shiva Rajkumar
Satyendra Narayan Sinha

100 BC: Julius Caesar, Roman politician and general.

1817: Henry Thoreau, an American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher.

1854: George Eastman, an American entrepreneur.

1909: Bimal Roy, an Indian film director.

Sanjay Manjrekar

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

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

1962: Shiva Rajkumar, an Indian film actor, producer, and television presenter.

1965: Sanjay Manjrekar, an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer.

1997: Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for woman education.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1910: Charles Rolls, co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm.

Dara Singh

1999: Rajendra Kumar, an Indian film actor.

2012: Dara Singh, an Indian professional wrestler, actor, and politician.

2013: Pran, an Indian actor.

2013: Amar Bose, an American entrepreneur and academic.

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

Further Reading

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