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, 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

  • 1665
    England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
  • 1776
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
  • 1898
    Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
  • 1899
    New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 1978
    David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
  • 1987
    The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
  • 1994
    The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
  • 1997
    Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
  • 2001
    Robert Edward Dyer is sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment for attempting to extort money from a British supermarket chain through a letter bomb campaign.
  • 2009
    A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1775
    Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
  • 1875
    Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (d. 1953)
  • 1905
    Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • 1929
    Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
  • 1953
    David Thornton, American actor
  • 1962
    Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
  • 1969
    Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
  • 1974
    Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Richard Ayoade, English actor and writer
  • 1980
    Larry Foote, 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
  • 1917
    Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan pianist (b. 1853)
  • 1957
    Jimmy Dorsey, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1969
    Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • 1997
    Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 2002
    Bill Blass, American fashion designer (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Anna Lee Aldred, American first licenced female jockey (b. 1921)

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