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, 26,004,960 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 ‘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
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.
Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him the youngest non-martyr saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
Who were born on June 12?
Raul Hector Castro, American politician
Luis García Berlanga, Spanish film director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
Richard M. Sherman, American songwriter
Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)
Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist
Jens Böhrnsen, German politician
Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer
Scott Aldred, American baseball player
Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
Jason David, American football player
Who died on June 12?
Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian (b. 1575)
Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy (b. 1634)
Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)
Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
John Ireland, English composer (b. 1879)
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe (b. 1902)
Nijiro Tokuda, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1895)
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