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, 27,057,600 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 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

  • 1653
    First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
  • 1860
    The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • 1898
    Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
  • 1939
    The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1967
    Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
  • 1979
    Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
  • 1990
    Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
  • 1991
    Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1802
    Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
  • 1858
    Harry Hamilton Johnston, British polymath (d. 1927)
  • 1920
    Peter Jones, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    James Archibald Houston, Canadian artist (d. 2005)
  • 1924
    George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
  • 1932
    Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian athlete (d. 2002)
  • 1941
    Marv Albert, American sportscaster
  • 1957
    Timothy Busfield, American actor
  • 1959
    Jenilee Harrison, American actress
  • 1967
    Frances O'Connor, Australian actress

Who died on June 12?

  • 816
    Pope Leo III (b. 750)
  • 1020
    Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1647
    Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian (b. 1575)
  • 1904
    Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1957
    Jimmy Dorsey, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1966
    Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (b. 1891)
  • 1978
    Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1980
    Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
  • 1983
    Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
  • 2007
    Don Herbert aka “Mr. Wizard”, American television host (b. 1917)

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