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, 433,416 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 ‘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
England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
Robert Edward Dyer is sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment for attempting to extort money from a British supermarket chain through a letter bomb campaign.
A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
Who were born on June 12?
Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (d. 1953)
Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
David Thornton, American actor
Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
Richard Ayoade, English actor and writer
Larry Foote, 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
Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan pianist (b. 1853)
Jimmy Dorsey, American musician (b. 1904)
Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
Bill Blass, American fashion designer (b. 1922)
Anna Lee Aldred, American first licenced female jockey (b. 1921)
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