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 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

  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 1776
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
  • 1978
    David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
  • 1979
    Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
  • 1987
    Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 1993
    An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
  • 2009
    A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1107
    Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
  • 1890
    Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)
  • 1906
    Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
  • 1916
    Irwin Allen, American film producer (d. 1991)
  • 1918
    Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • 1934
    John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1937
    Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician
  • 1969
    Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
  • 1974
    Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel

Who died on June 12?

  • 1020
    Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1675
    Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy (b. 1634)
  • 1818
    Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1932
    Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
  • 1966
    Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (b. 1891)
  • 1982
    Ian McKay, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1953)
  • 1983
    Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1994
    Toma Bebić, Dalmatian musician, writer, actor, painter, poet (b. 1935)
  • 2000
    P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • 2005
    Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)

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