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 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, 26,004,960 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 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

  • 1429
    Hundred Years’ War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1560
    Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • 1653
    First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
  • 1776
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
  • 1860
    The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • 1898
    Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
  • 1954
    Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him the youngest non-martyr saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1967
    The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
  • 1979
    Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
  • 2009
    A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1916
    Raul Hector Castro, American politician
  • 1921
    Luis García Berlanga, Spanish film director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Richard M. Sherman, American songwriter
  • 1932
    Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist
  • 1949
    Jens Böhrnsen, German politician
  • 1956
    Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer
  • 1968
    Scott Aldred, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Jason David, American football player

Who died on June 12?

  • 1647
    Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian (b. 1575)
  • 1675
    Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy (b. 1634)
  • 1816
    Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)
  • 1818
    Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1904
    Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1932
    Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
  • 1937
    Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
  • 1962
    John Ireland, English composer (b. 1879)
  • 1994
    Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe (b. 1902)
  • 2006
    Nijiro Tokuda, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1895)

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