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  • Paris, France
    Saturday Jul 12, 1806

    Holy Roman Empire

    The Confederation of the Rhine

    Paris, France
    Saturday Jul 12, 1806

    Napoleon reorganized much of the Empire into the Confederation of the Rhine, a French satellite. Francis' House of Habsburg-Lorraine survived the demise of the empire, continuing to reign as Emperors of Austria and Kings of Hungary until the Habsburg empire's final dissolution in 1918 in the aftermath of World War I. The Confederation of the Rhine ("Confederated States of the Rhine") was a confederation of client states of the First French Empire. It was formed initially from sixteen German states by Napoleon after he defeated Austria and Russia at the Battle of Austerlitz. The Treaty of Pressburg, in effect, led to the creation of the Confederation of the Rhine, which lasted from 1806 to 1813.




  • Central Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland and Poland)
    Saturday Jul 12, 1806

    Napoleon

    Confederation of the Rhine

    Central Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland and Poland)
    Saturday Jul 12, 1806

    After Austerlitz, Napoleon established the Confederation of the Rhine in 1806.




  • Znojmo, Czech Republic
    Wednesday Jul 12, 1809

    Napoleon

    Armistice of Znaim

    Znojmo, Czech Republic
    Wednesday Jul 12, 1809

    The French were too exhausted to pursue the Austrians immediately, but Napoleon eventually caught up with Charles at Znaim and the latter signed an armistice on 12 July.




  • Paris, France
    Friday Jul 12, 1918

    Pablo Picasso

    Marriage

    Paris, France
    Friday Jul 12, 1918

    In the summer of 1918, Picasso married Olga Khokhlova, a ballerina with Sergei Diaghilev's troupe




  • Madrid, Spain
    Sunday Jul 12, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    Falangists in Madrid killed police officer Lieutenant José Castillo of the Guardia de Asalto

    Madrid, Spain
    Sunday Jul 12, 1936

    On 12 July 1936, Falangists in Madrid killed police officer Lieutenant José Castillo of the Guardia de Asalto (Assault Guard). Castillo was a Socialist party member who, among other activities, was giving military training to the UGT youth. Castillo had led the Assault Guards that violently suppressed the riots after the funeral of Guardia Civil lieutenant Anastasio de los Reyes. (Los Reyes had been shot by anarchists during 14 April military parade commemorating the five years of the Republic.)




  • England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jul 12, 1941

    World War II

    Anglo-Soviet Agreement

    England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jul 12, 1941

    In July, the UK and the Soviet Union formed a military alliance against Germany.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jul 12, 1942

    John F. Kennedy

    First Command

    U.S.
    Sunday Jul 12, 1942

    His first command was PT-101 from December 7, 1942, until February 23, 1943


  • Russia
    Thursday Jul 12, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Yeltsin resigned

    Russia
    Thursday Jul 12, 1990

    On July 12, 1990, Yeltsin resigned from the Communist Party in a dramatic speech at the 28th Congress.


  • England
    Tuesday Jul 12, 1994

    Tony Blair

    Blair the Leader of Opposition

    England
    Tuesday Jul 12, 1994

    Blair defeated John Prescott and Margaret Beckett in the subsequent leadership election and became Leader of the Opposition. As is customary for the holder of that office, Blair was appointed a Privy Councillor.


  • Saint-Denis, France
    Sunday Jul 12, 1998

    Zinedine Zidane

    World Cup 1998

    Saint-Denis, France
    Sunday Jul 12, 1998

    The 1998 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that was played on 12 July 1998 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis to determine the winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.


  • Turin, Italy
    Friday Jul 12, 2013

    Ciro Immobile

    Torino move

    Turin, Italy
    Friday Jul 12, 2013

    On 12 July 2013 Juventus bought Genoa's half of Immobile for €2.75 million. On the same day, he was sold to city-rivals Torino under a new co-ownership deal for €2.75 million. He made his debut for Torino during the first round of the Coppa Italia against former club Pescara, scoring his first goal of the season. He provided an assist in his Serie A debut for the club but did not score until 7 October in a 2–2 draw against Sampdoria. Previously, Immobile had failed to score in Serie A since December 2012. The goal signaled a run of form for Immobile, with the player scoring a further 12 goals in his next 15 matches, including his first brace in Serie A during a game against Chievo Verona in December.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 12, 2014

    LeBron James

    Back to the Cavaliers

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 12, 2014

    On July 12, he officially signed with the team.


  • Sevilla, Spain
    Sunday Jul 12, 2015

    Ciro Immobile

    Joining Sevilla

    Sevilla, Spain
    Sunday Jul 12, 2015

    On 12 July 2015, Immobile joined Sevilla on a season-long loan after scoring just three goals in the league in his first season at Borussia Dortmund (a total of 10 goals in 34 matches). Sevilla also had an option to sign him outright


  • China
    Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

    IKEA

    IKEA announced that it was extending this recall to China

    China
    Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

    On 12 July 2016, bowing to two weeks of rising pressure in China, IKEA announced that it was extending this recall to that country, which - along with Europe - was initially excluded from the recall. Over 29 million dressers have been recalled. IKEA has settled wrongful death lawsuits for over $50 million in compensation to the families of the three children who were killed.


  • Brazil
    Wednesday Jul 12, 2017

    Lula da Silva

    A Sentence of nine and a half years in prison

    Brazil
    Wednesday Jul 12, 2017

    On 12 July 2017, he received a sentence of nine and a half years in prison.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 12, 2018

    Brexit

    Chequers plan

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Jul 12, 2018

    In July 2018, the UK government published the Chequers plan, its aims for the future relationship to be determined in the negotiations. The plan sought to keep UK access to the single market for goods, but not necessarily for services, while allowing for an independent trade policy. The plan caused cabinet resignations, including Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.


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