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, 26,532,000 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 ‘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
Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
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.
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.
The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
Robert Edward Dyer is sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment for attempting to extort money from a British supermarket chain through a letter bomb campaign.
Who were born on June 12?
John Marston, Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War
Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)
Watson Fothergill English Architect based in Nottingham (d. 1928)
Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
Marv Albert, American sportscaster
Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer
Timothy Busfield, American actor
Jim Goad, American author
Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player
Who died on June 12?
Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo (b. 990)
Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Constable of France (b. 1360)
Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
Theo Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
Nicole Brown Simpson, American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson (b. 1959)
Ronald Goldman, American waiter (b. 1968)
P. L. Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)
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