About June 12

June 12, 2021 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.

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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 234 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.
  • 1665
    England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
  • 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.
  • 1776
    The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
  • 1860
    The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • 1889
    78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1939
    The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1940
    World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
  • 1967
    The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
  • 1967
    Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
  • 1990
    Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    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.
  • 2009
    A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.

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