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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 30, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 450,960 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 234 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 3,095 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 12 Historical Events
Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
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.
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.
New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
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.
The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
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.
Who were born on June 12?
John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 1869)
Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
Carl Iver Hovland, American psychologist (d. 1961)
George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
Jim Nabors, American actor
Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (d. 2007)
Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
Diego Milito, Argentinian football player
Who died on June 12?
Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
John Ireland, English composer (b. 1879)
Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
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