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, 26,532,000 minutes 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

  • 1381
    Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
  • 1665
    England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
  • 1939
    Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1978
    David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
  • 1979
    Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
  • 1996
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
  • 2001
    Robert Edward Dyer is sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment for attempting to extort money from a British supermarket chain through a letter bomb campaign.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1795
    John Marston, Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War
  • 1812
    Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)
  • 1841
    Watson Fothergill English Architect based in Nottingham (d. 1928)
  • 1915
    Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • 1941
    Marv Albert, American sportscaster
  • 1956
    Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer
  • 1957
    Timothy Busfield, American actor
  • 1961
    Jim Goad, American author
  • 1970
    Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
  • 1987
    Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player

Who died on June 12?

  • 1036
    Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo (b. 990)
  • 1418
    Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Constable of France (b. 1360)
  • 1560
    Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
  • 1904
    Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1932
    Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
  • 1980
    Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
  • 1994
    Nicole Brown Simpson, American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson (b. 1959)
  • 1994
    Ronald Goldman, American waiter (b. 1968)
  • 2000
    P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • 2003
    Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)

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