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
An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
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.
78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
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.
David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
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.
A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
Who were born on June 12?
Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)
Klaus Basikow, German football player and manager
Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
Jens Böhrnsen, German politician
Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver
Rick Hoffman, American actor
Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
Dallas Clark, American football player
Jason David, American football player
Who died on June 12?
Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist (b. 1925)
Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
Anna Lee Aldred, American first licenced female jockey (b. 1921)
Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer (b. 1932)
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