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 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

  • 1381
    Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
  • 1775
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1899
    New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
  • 1987
    Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1806
    John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 1869)
  • 1897
    Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
  • 1912
    Carl Iver Hovland, American psychologist (d. 1961)
  • 1924
    George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
  • 1930
    Jim Nabors, American actor
  • 1951
    Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (d. 2007)
  • 1970
    Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
  • 1972
    Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
  • 1976
    Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
  • 1979
    Diego Milito, Argentinian football player

Who died on June 12?

  • 1020
    Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1560
    Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
  • 1567
    Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
  • 1904
    Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1962
    John Ireland, English composer (b. 1879)
  • 1978
    Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1980
    Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
  • 1980
    Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1982
    Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • 2005
    Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)

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