July 12 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Kobu, a male kori bustard, was hatched at the Birmingham Zoo.
- 2009: Vocalist and founder of the Gospel Harmonettes, Mildred Howard died in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 2003: Birmingham Steeldogs 42 - Columbus Wardogs 43 at Columbus.
- 2002: Regions Bank purchased Brookhollow National Bank of Dallas.
- 1997: The Alabama Saints semi-pro soccer team played Northwest Florida in Liberty Park.
- 1993: The helicopter carrying Davey Allison and Red Farmer crashed at Talladega Superspeedway. Allison died the next day.
- 1987: The Chestnut Hill Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- 1980: Aviator, explorer and inventor Donald Beatty died in Birmingham.
- 1966: Bobby Allison scored his first NASCAR Grand National (now Nextel Cup) victory.
- 1960: Alabama Development Office director Greg Canfield was born in Birmingham.
- 1954: Hoover Fire Chief Chuck Wingate was born.
- 1932: Olympic 400-meter gold medalist Otis Davis was born in Tuscaloosa.
- 1923: 5 miners were killed in the 1923 Sloss No. 1 Mine accident.
- 1915: Minister and anti-war protester B. Davie Napier was born.
- 1906: A crowd of 2,000 attended the opening of the Ensley Library.
- 1902: The cornerstones were laid for the Birmingham Medical College and Hillman Hospital.
- 1895: Aviation pioneer Glenn Messer was born.
- 1869: Physician and settler Daniel Davis died.