About June 12

June 12, 2022 is the 163rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Gemini is the sun 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 224 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 12

  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 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.
  • 1665
    England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
  • 1758
    French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
  • 1775
    American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
  • 1864
    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.
  • 1889
    78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1899
    New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 1939
    Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1939
    The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews are led to the city’s old Jewish graveyard and shot.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
  • 1967
    Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
  • 1979
    Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
  • 1987
    Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 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
    Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in wrongful death civil suit.
  • 2009
    A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.

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