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What happened on June 12? There are more than 268 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 12

June 12 In HistoryJune 12 is the 163rd day of the year 2018. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 24th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Moorpark, California 93021 sunrise occured at 10:42 AM and sunset occured at 01:08 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 238 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For June 12

  • 1381
    Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 1429
    Hundred Years’ War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1560
    Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • 1653
    First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
  • 1665
    England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
  • 1758
    French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
  • 1775
    American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
  • 1776
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
  • 1860
    The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • 1864
    American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
  • 1889
    78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1898
    Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
  • 1899
    New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 1922
    At Windsor Castle, King George V receives the colours of the six Irish regiments that are to be disbanded – the Royal Irish Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, the South Irish Horse, the Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment, the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
  • 1939
    Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1939
    The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1940
    World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews are led to the city’s old Jewish graveyard and shot.
  • 1954
    Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him the youngest non-martyr saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1963
    Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
  • 1964
    Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
  • 1967
    The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
  • 1967
    Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
  • 1978
    David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
  • 1979
    Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
  • 1987
    Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 1987
    The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
  • 1990
    Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
  • 1991
    1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.
  • 1991
    Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
  • 1993
    An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
  • 1994
    Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in wrongful death civil suit.
  • 1994
    The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
  • 1996
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
  • 1997
    Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2000
    Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.
  • 2001
    Robert Edward Dyer is sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment for attempting to extort money from a British supermarket chain through a letter bomb campaign.
  • 2009
    A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.

Who Were Born On June 12?

  • 1107
    Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
  • 1519
    Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1574)
  • 1577
    Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
  • 1771
    Patrick Gass, American sergeant in the Lewis and Clark Expedition (d. 1870)
  • 1775
    Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
  • 1777
    Robert Clark, American politician (d. 1837)
  • 1795
    John Marston, Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War
  • 1802
    Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
  • 1806
    John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 1869)
  • 1812
    Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)
  • 1819
    Charles Kingsley, English writer (d. 1875)
  • 1827
    Johanna Spyri, Swiss writer (d. 1901)
  • 1841
    Watson Fothergill English Architect based in Nottingham (d. 1928)
  • 1851
    Sir Oliver Lodge, English physicist and writer (d. 1940)
  • 1858
    Harry Hamilton Johnston, British polymath (d. 1927)
  • 1861
    William Attewell, English cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1864
    Frank Chapman, American ornithologist (d. 1945)
  • 1875
    Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (d. 1953)
  • 1888
    Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
  • 1890
    Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)
  • 1892
    Apostolos Grozos, leader of the Communist Party of Greece (d. 1981)
  • 1892
    Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
  • 1897
    Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
  • 1899
    Fritz Albert Lipmann, American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1902
    Hendrik Elias, Flemish politician (d. 1973)
  • 1903
    Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)
  • 1905
    Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • 1906
    Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
  • 1908
    Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian TV pioneer and president of the CBC (d. 1988)
  • 1908
    Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina (d. 2010)
  • 1908
    Otto Skorzeny, WWII German SS commando (d. 1975)
  • 1910
    Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)
  • 1912
    Carl Iver Hovland, American psychologist (d. 1961)
  • 1913
    Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general (d. 1996)
  • 1915
    Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • 1915
    David Rockefeller, American banker
  • 1916
    Irwin Allen, American film producer (d. 1991)
  • 1916
    Raul Hector Castro, American politician
  • 1918
    Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • 1919
    Uta Hagen, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1920
    Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • 1920
    Jim Siedow, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1920
    Peter Jones, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
  • 1921
    James Archibald Houston, Canadian artist (d. 2005)
  • 1921
    Luis García Berlanga, Spanish film director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Monty Westmore, American make-up artist (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
  • 1925
    Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese writer (d. 1975)
  • 1926
    Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Petros Molyviatis, Greek politician
  • 1928
    Richard M. Sherman, American songwriter
  • 1928
    Vic Damone, American singer
  • 1929
    Anne Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim (d. 1945)
  • 1929
    Brigid Brophy, British writer (d. 1995)
  • 1929
    Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
  • 1930
    Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
  • 1930
    Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1930
    Jim Nabors, American actor
  • 1932
    Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian athlete (d. 2002)
  • 1932
    Mimi Coertse, South African soprano
  • 1932
    Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Eddie Adams, American photographer, won Pulitzer Prize (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1937
    Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist
  • 1937
    Klaus Basikow, German football player and manager
  • 1937
    Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician
  • 1938
    Tom Oliver, Australian actor
  • 1939
    Frank McCloskey, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1941
    Chick Corea, American musician
  • 1941
    Marv Albert, American sportscaster
  • 1941
    Roy Harper, English musician
  • 1942
    Bert Sakmann, German physiologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942
    Len Barry, American singer and musician (The Dovells)
  • 1943
    Reg Presley, English singer/songwriter (The Troggs)
  • 1945
    Pat Jennings, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1946
    Michel Bergeron, NHL head coach
  • 1948
    Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
  • 1948
    Herbert Meyer, German footballer
  • 1949
    Jens Böhrnsen, German politician
  • 1949
    John Wetton, English musician (Asia)
  • 1949
    Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1951
    Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Bun E. Carlos, American musician (Cheap Trick)
  • 1951
    Hans Niessl, Austrian politician
  • 1952
    Pete Farndon, English musician (The Pretenders) (d. 1983)
  • 1952
    Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush
  • 1953
    Allan Weiner, American radio station owner
  • 1953
    David Thornton, American actor
  • 1953
    Rocky Burnette, American Rockabilly musician
  • 1954
    Neil Oatley, English engineer
  • 1956
    Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer
  • 1957
    Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • 1957
    Timothy Busfield, American actor
  • 1958
    Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer
  • 1958
    Rory Sparrow, American basketball player
  • 1959
    Jenilee Harrison, American actress
  • 1959
    Jervis Johnson, Games Designer for Games Workshop, Nottingham
  • 1959
    John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
  • 1959
    Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall)
  • 1961
    Jim Goad, American author
  • 1961
    Kira Roessler, American musician (Black Flag) and dialogue editor
  • 1962
    John Enos III, American actor
  • 1962
    Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
  • 1963
    Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler
  • 1963
    Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler
  • 1963
    Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver
  • 1963
    Tim DeKay, American actor
  • 1963
    Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer
  • 1964
    Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver
  • 1964
    Kent Jones, American journalist (The Rachel Maddow Show)
  • 1964
    Paula Marshall, American actress
  • 1965
    Filip Topol, Czech musician and writer
  • 1965
    Rob Collins, English keyboard player (Charlatans) (1996)
  • 1965
    Vicky Vette, Norwegian-born adult film actress
  • 1967
    Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
  • 1967
    Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
  • 1968
    Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
  • 1968
    Scott Aldred, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian politician
  • 1969
    Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
  • 1970
    Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
  • 1970
    Rick Hoffman, American actor
  • 1971
    Mark Henry, American professional wrestler
  • 1971
    Ryan Klesko, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
  • 1973
    Darryl White, Australian rules footballer
  • 1973
    Jason Caffey, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer
  • 1974
    Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974
    Jason Mewes, American actor
  • 1974
    Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Bryan Alvarez, American professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Michael Muhney, American actor
  • 1976
    Antawn Jamison, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
  • 1977
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
  • 1977
    Richard Ayoade, English actor and writer
  • 1977
    Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978
    DJ Qualls, American actor
  • 1979
    Dallas Clark, American football player
  • 1979
    Diego Milito, Argentinian football player
  • 1979
    Earl Watson, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Robyn, Swedish musician
  • 1979
    Wil Horneff, American actor
  • 1980
    Larry Foote, American football player
  • 1980
    Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player
  • 1981
    Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel
  • 1981
    Nora Tschirner, German television presenter
  • 1982
    Ben Blackwell, American musician
  • 1982
    Jason David, American football player
  • 1982
    Loïc Duval, French racing driver
  • 1983
    Alexander Pipa, German rugby player
  • 1983
    Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
  • 1983
    Christine Sinclair, Canadian footballer
  • 1985
    Blake Ross, American software developer
  • 1985
    Chris Young, American musician
  • 1985
    Kendra Wilkinson, American television personality and glamour model
  • 1985
    Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player
  • 1986
    Carla Abellana, Filipina actress
  • 1986
    Erik Ainge, American football player
  • 1986
    Sergio Rodriguez, Spanish basketball player
  • 1986
    Stanislava Komarova, Russian swimmer
  • 1987
    Abbey Lee Kershaw, Australian Model
  • 1987
    Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer
  • 1987
    Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player
  • 1988
    Eren Derdiyok, Swiss footballer
  • 1990
    Kevin Wu, American comedian
  • 1992
    Allie DiMeco, American actress and musician
  • 2001
    John Bigelow IV, golf prodigy from North Philadelphia

Who Died On June 12?

  • 816
    Pope Leo III (b. 750)
  • 918
    Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians
  • 1020
    Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1036
    Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo (b. 990)
  • 1418
    Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Constable of France (b. 1360)
  • 1435
    John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1408)
  • 1560
    Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
  • 1560
    Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
  • 1565
    Adrianus Turnebus, French classical scholar (b. 1512)
  • 1567
    Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
  • 1647
    Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian (b. 1575)
  • 1675
    Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy (b. 1634)
  • 1734
    James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military commander (b. 1670)
  • 1758
    Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (b. 1722)
  • 1772
    Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
  • 1778
    Philip Livingston, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1716)
  • 1816
    Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)
  • 1818
    Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1904
    Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1912
    Frédéric Passy, French economist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1822)
  • 1917
    Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan pianist (b. 1853)
  • 1932
    Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
  • 1937
    Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
  • 1957
    Jimmy Dorsey, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1962
    John Ireland, English composer (b. 1879)
  • 1963
    Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • 1966
    Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (b. 1891)
  • 1969
    Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • 1978
    Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1980
    Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
  • 1980
    Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
  • 1980
    Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1982
    Ian McKay, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1953)
  • 1982
    Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • 1983
    Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1989
    Lou Monte, American singer (b. 1917)
  • 1990
    Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1914)
  • 1994
    Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (b. 1949)
  • 1994
    Nicole Brown Simpson, American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson (b. 1959)
  • 1994
    Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe (b. 1902)
  • 1994
    Ronald Goldman, American waiter (b. 1968)
  • 1994
    Toma Bebić, Dalmatian musician, writer, actor, painter, poet (b. 1935)
  • 1995
    Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1997
    Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 2000
    P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • 2002
    Bill Blass, American fashion designer (b. 1922)
  • 2003
    Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    Anna Lee Aldred, American first licenced female jockey (b. 1921)
  • 2006
    György Ligeti, Hungarian composer (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Nijiro Tokuda, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • 2007
    Don Herbert aka “Mr. Wizard”, American television host (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer (b. 1932)


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