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, 1,560,297,600 seconds 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

  • 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).
  • 1758
    French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
  • 1899
    New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews are led to the city’s old Jewish graveyard and shot.
  • 1964
    Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
  • 1978
    David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
  • 1987
    Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 1991
    Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
  • 1994
    Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in wrongful death civil suit.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1577
    Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
  • 1851
    Sir Oliver Lodge, English physicist and writer (d. 1940)
  • 1897
    Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
  • 1908
    Otto Skorzeny, WWII German SS commando (d. 1975)
  • 1916
    Raul Hector Castro, American politician
  • 1921
    James Archibald Houston, Canadian artist (d. 2005)
  • 1930
    Jim Nabors, American actor
  • 1932
    Mimi Coertse, South African soprano
  • 1951
    Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (d. 2007)
  • 1965
    Filip Topol, Czech musician and writer

Who died on June 12?

  • 1020
    Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1758
    Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (b. 1722)
  • 1904
    Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1963
    Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • 1980
    Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1983
    Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1994
    Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (b. 1949)
  • 1997
    Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 2003
    Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2006
    Anna Lee Aldred, American first licenced female jockey (b. 1921)

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