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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 30, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,057,600 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 234 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 3,095 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 12 Historical Events
First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.
Who were born on June 12?
Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
Harry Hamilton Johnston, British polymath (d. 1927)
Peter Jones, English actor (d. 2000)
James Archibald Houston, Canadian artist (d. 2005)
George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian athlete (d. 2002)
Marv Albert, American sportscaster
Timothy Busfield, American actor
Jenilee Harrison, American actress
Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
Who died on June 12?
Pope Leo III (b. 750)
Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian (b. 1575)
Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
Jimmy Dorsey, American musician (b. 1904)
Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (b. 1891)
Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
Don Herbert aka “Mr. Wizard”, American television host (b. 1917)
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