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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 30, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 459,720 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 224 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 3,460 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 12 Historical Events
An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews are led to the city’s old Jewish graveyard and shot.
Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
Who were born on June 12?
Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)
Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
Irwin Allen, American film producer (d. 1991)
Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (d. 2001)
Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician
Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel
Who died on June 12?
Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy (b. 1634)
Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (b. 1891)
Ian McKay, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1953)
Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
Toma Bebić, Dalmatian musician, writer, actor, painter, poet (b. 1935)
P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
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