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 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

  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 1429
    Hundred Years’ War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1560
    Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • 1776
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
  • 1987
    The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
  • 1991
    1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.
  • 1993
    An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1908
    Otto Skorzeny, WWII German SS commando (d. 1975)
  • 1912
    Carl Iver Hovland, American psychologist (d. 1961)
  • 1921
    Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Chick Corea, American musician
  • 1954
    Neil Oatley, English engineer
  • 1962
    Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
  • 1979
    Diego Milito, Argentinian football player
  • 1982
    Loïc Duval, French racing driver
  • 1986
    Erik Ainge, American football player
  • 2001
    John Bigelow IV, golf prodigy from North Philadelphia

Who died on June 12?

  • 1036
    Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo (b. 990)
  • 1560
    Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
  • 1957
    Jimmy Dorsey, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1966
    Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (b. 1891)
  • 1980
    Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
  • 1980
    Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
  • 1982
    Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • 1989
    Lou Monte, American singer (b. 1917)
  • 2000
    P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer (b. 1932)

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