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 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

  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
  • 1964
    Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
  • 2009
    A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1888
    Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
  • 1892
    Apostolos Grozos, leader of the Communist Party of Greece (d. 1981)
  • 1912
    Carl Iver Hovland, American psychologist (d. 1961)
  • 1915
    David Rockefeller, American banker
  • 1921
    James Archibald Houston, Canadian artist (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    Bert Sakmann, German physiologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1959
    John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
  • 1959
    Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall)
  • 1977
    Richard Ayoade, English actor and writer
  • 1990
    Kevin Wu, American comedian

Who died on June 12?

  • 1020
    Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1818
    Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1932
    Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
  • 1978
    Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1980
    Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
  • 1990
    Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1914)
  • 1995
    Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (b. 1920)
  • 2002
    Bill Blass, American fashion designer (b. 1922)
  • 2003
    Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2007
    Don Herbert aka “Mr. Wizard”, American television host (b. 1917)

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