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 163rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 30, 2019 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 433,416 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 ‘hectahexacontatrigon’ 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 227 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 2,364 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 12 Historical Events
An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
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.
Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
Who were born on June 12?
Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
Apostolos Grozos, leader of the Communist Party of Greece (d. 1981)
Carl Iver Hovland, American psychologist (d. 1961)
David Rockefeller, American banker
James Archibald Houston, Canadian artist (d. 2005)
Bert Sakmann, German physiologist, Nobel laureate
John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall)
Richard Ayoade, English actor and writer
Kevin Wu, American comedian
Who died on June 12?
Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1914)
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (b. 1920)
Bill Blass, American fashion designer (b. 1922)
Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)
Don Herbert aka “Mr. Wizard”, American television host (b. 1917)
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