What happened this day in history June 12

What are the important events that happened on June 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 12 is the 164th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 30, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 442,200 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahexacontatetragon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 245 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,730 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 12 Historical Events

  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
  • 1991
    Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1812
    Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)
  • 1937
    Klaus Basikow, German football player and manager
  • 1948
    Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
  • 1949
    Jens Böhrnsen, German politician
  • 1957
    Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • 1963
    Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver
  • 1970
    Rick Hoffman, American actor
  • 1977
    Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Dallas Clark, American football player
  • 1982
    Jason David, American football player

Who died on June 12?

  • 1020
    Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1567
    Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
  • 1963
    Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • 1969
    Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • 1978
    Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 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)
  • 2000
    P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Anna Lee Aldred, American first licenced female jockey (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer (b. 1932)

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