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 164th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 30, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 442,200 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 ‘hectahexacontatetragon’ 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 245 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 2,730 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 12 Historical Events
An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
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.
Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.
An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
Who were born on June 12?
Otto Skorzeny, WWII German SS commando (d. 1975)
Carl Iver Hovland, American psychologist (d. 1961)
Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
Chick Corea, American musician
Neil Oatley, English engineer
Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
Diego Milito, Argentinian football player
Loïc Duval, French racing driver
Erik Ainge, American football player
John Bigelow IV, golf prodigy from North Philadelphia
Who died on June 12?
Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo (b. 990)
Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
Jimmy Dorsey, American musician (b. 1904)
Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (b. 1891)
Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
Lou Monte, American singer (b. 1917)
P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer (b. 1932)
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