About June 12

June 12, 2024 is the 164th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 231 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 12

  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 1653
    First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
  • 1922
    At Windsor Castle, King George V receives the colours of the six Irish regiments that are to be disbanded – the Royal Irish Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, the South Irish Horse, the Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment, the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
  • 1939
    The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
  • 1991
    Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
  • 1993
    An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
  • 1996
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
  • 1997
    Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
  • 1999
    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.
  • 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.

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