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Famous Events For June 12

Famous Events For June 12 – Today In History

June 12: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – June 12  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 12th June 1553: Archbishop Cramer’s “42 Articles” accepted by King Edward VI.
2. 12th June 1651: In Rome, the recently completed fountain “Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi” (Fountain of the Four Rivers), sculpted by Giovanni Bemini was unveiled today.
3. 12th June 1653: The English fleet beat the Dutch in the Battle of Gabbard during the First Anglo-Dutch War.
4. 12th June 1665: New Amsterdam became an English Colony, legally. It was named after the English Duke of York and was named New York.

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5. 12th June 1665: A municipal government was installed in New York City by England today.
6. 12th June 1672: The French Army led by Gen Turenne crossed the Rhine at Lobith.
7. 12th June 1673: Duke James of York, brother of Charles II resigned as Lord High Admiral.
8. 12th June 1683: The Rye House plot against King Charles II of England was uncovered today.
9. 12th June 1691: Pope Innocent XII today succeeded Alexander VIII.

18th Century – What Happened on June 12 – The 1700s

10. 12th June 1714: A secret treaty was today signed by Russia and Prussia.
11. 12th June 1775: In the first Naval Battle of the Revolution US ship Unity captures British ship Margaretta.
12. 12th June 1776: Declaration of Rights adopted by Virginia today.
13. 12th June 1778: The US today passed a law that a Senator must be at least 30 years old.
14. 12th June 1792: In British Columbia, Captain George Vancouver discovered the site of Vancouver today.

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19th Century – June 12 This Day That Year – The 1800s

15. 12th June 1819: In Sumatra, Dutch colonial troops were driven out of Palembang today.
16. 12th June 1830: 34,000 French soldiers landed 27 kilometers west of Algiers today marking the beginning of French colonialization of Algiers.
17. 12th June 1838: Hopkins Observatory was dedicated today in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
18. 12th June 1838: Iowa territory was formed today with its capital as Burlington.
19. 12th June 1840: Uden in the Netherlands was hit by a meteorite today.
20. 12th June 1849: Lewis Haslett of Louisville in Kentucky patented the gas mask.
21. 12th June 1859: In the first major silver discovery in the US, Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada was discovered.
22. 12th June 1860: The State Bank of the Russian Empire was established today.
23. 12th June 1861: To stop Federates from taking over his state, Governor Claiborne Jackson of Missouri gave a call for 50,000 volunteers.
24. 12th June 1864: About 57 people died in the battle when a skirmish broke out at Mcafee’s Cross Road in Georgia.

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25. 12th June 1864: The bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War, The Battle of Trevilian Station ended with the Confederate’s tactical victory and the Union’s successful retreat.
26. 12th June 1867: This day marks the formation of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
27. 12th June 1873: Physicist and Noble Laureate John Willian Strutt became the President of the Royal Society today.
28. 12th June 1881: After 21 months of ice-bound drifting the USS Jeannette, commanded by George Washington De Long was crushed by Arctic ice.
29. 12th June 1885: In France, 30 people were killed in a roof collapse during a murder trial.
30. 12th June 1889: In the Armagh rail disaster in Ireland, 88 people were killed.
31. 12th June 1897: A severe earthquake struck Assam in India. Shockwaves were felt over an area of the size of Europe. The casualty was in the region of 1,500.
32. 12th June 1898: Filipino revolutionary forces led by General Emilio Aguinaldo, today proclaimed independence and sovereignty of Philippine islands from the colonial rule of Spain.
33. 12th June 1899: The eighth deadliest tornado in US history, the New Richmond Tornado, killed 117 people and injured about 200.

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day June 12th – The 1900s

34. 12th June 1900: The Reichstag in Germany passed the second Navy Bill calling for the doubling of the German Navy in 20 years.
35. 12th June 1901: The constitutional convention in Cuba adopted the Platt amendment as part of its constitution.
36. 12th June 1903: Niagara Falls, Ontario was adopted as a city today.
37. 12th June 1903: At the University of Michigan School of Music, The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity was founded today.
38. 12th June 1908: Lusitania established a record by crossing the Atlantic in 4 days and 15 hours (NYC).
39. 12th June 1917: In the face of pressure from Britain, France, and internal opponents Greek King Constantine I abdicates his throne.

40. 12th June 1917: The US Secret Service today extended its protection to the President to include the President’s family.
41. 12th June 1918: The American unit in France carried out its first Arial bombing raid today.
42. 12th June 1920: In Chicago the Farm Labor Party was organized today.
43. 12th June 1922: New York was struck by an unusual hurricane and tornado causing loss of life and billions of dollars worth of property. A Ferris wheel with a large number of young riders broke away from its mountings in the fury of the storm.
44. 12th June 1923: Harry Houdini who was suspended upside down 40 feet above ground in a straight jacket in New York City managed to free himself.
45. 12th June 1929: Nearly 2000 students of the Mexican National University went on strike. They took over the main building of the Mexican National, held hostages, and flew a red flag on the building. They were demanding the resignation of the University Rector.
46. 12th June 1935: Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first songs “Love and Kisses” and “I’ll Chase the Blues Away”, at the age of 17. They became big hits.
47. 12th June 1937: Stalin’s purge continues in the USSR and 8 army leaders were executed.
48. 12th June 1939: The Base Ball Hall of Fame opened today in Cooperstown New York.

49. 12th June 1942: Hitler today ordered the enslavement of Slavic people.
50. 12th June 1942: A Naval battle between the US and Japan was fought in the Coral Sea between March 19 and May 9. The US Navy lost aircraft carrier Lexington and 2 other ships. Japanese Navy lost 15 ships. It was considered a major victory for the US Navy.
51. 12th June 1952: The USSR today declared their peace treaty with Japan as invalid.
52. 12th June 1964: South Africa today jailed the leader of the African National Congress, Nelson Mandela for life on charges of sabotage.
53. 12th June 1965: In South Vietnam, following civil unrest Prime Minister Phan Huy Quat resigned. A military government was put in place. Army General Nguyen Van Thieu became the head of the government.
54. 12th June 1967: The Supreme Court today ruled interracial marriage constitutional and Virginia and by implication other states from making it a crime.
55. 12th June 1975: The Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was today held guilty of Electoral corruption in her election campaign in 1971. She however refused to step down and in the face of public demonstration declared the State of Emergency.
56. 12th June 1978: US House of Representatives today allowed live radio coverage of proceedings.

57. 12th June 1982: In a massive demonstration against the proliferation of nuclear weapons, 700,000 people gathered in New York City’s Central Park.
58. 12th June 1986: A National Emergency was declared in South Africa by its President P.W. Botha.
59. 12th June 1987: President Ronald Regan stood in front of the Berlin Wall and challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
60. 12th June 1992: President George Bush addressing the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro announced that the United States would not sign the International Ecology Treaty (which later became the Kyoto Protocol) which most nations at the summit had agreed to.
61. 12th June 1994: In Nigeria, Masood Abiola declared himself as the lawful President of Nigeria.
62. 12th June 1997: The United States Treasury Department brought out a new $50 bill which is more difficult to counterfeit as it has a security thread that glows yellow under UV light.

63. 12th June 1998: After a consistent growth in the economy for close to 20 years, Japan is officially in recession now. A crash in land and property prices has landed banks in massive debt.

21st Century – June 12 This Day In History – The 2000s

64. 12th June 2004: A meteorite weighing about 1.3 KG struck a house in Ellerslie New Zealand and caused extensive damage. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
65. 12th June 2007: President Putin today awarded the state prize of the Russian Federation to Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn for his humanitarian work.
66. 12th June 2007: For crimes committed in the early 90s including persecution and murder a former Serbian rebel leader was today sentenced to thirty-five years in jail by The Hague.
67. 12th June 2008: In Brazil, two armed robbers stole two Picasso engravings and other artworks from the Sao Palo Museum.
68. 12th June 2009: Protests follow Presidential elections in Iran.
69. 12th June 2010: In Arkansas in the United States, flood waters entered the campsite at the national park. 16 people were killed, 20 people were injured and 30 people went missing in the flood.

70. 12th June 2011: Only 23.6 inches tall Junrey Balawing of the Philippines was on his 18th birthday declared the world’s shortest man by the Guinness World Records.
71. 12th June 2012: The World Health Organization today concluded that diesel exhaust causes cancer.
72. 12th June 20 13: Russia today passed a law that banned gay propaganda.
73. 12th June 2014: After three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in the West Bank the leadership in Israel blamed Hamas.
74. 12th June 2015: Zimbabwe today discarded its currency offering $1 in exchange for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwe dollars.
75. 12th June 2015: Osama Bin Laden’s former private secretary and Al Qaeda’s 2nd in command Nasser al-Wuhayshi was killed in the US air strike in Yemen today.
76. 12th June 2016: At a gay nightclub Orlando in Florida, gunmen owing allegiance to Islamic State opened fire killing 45 and injuring 53. This was the worst mass shooting in the US.
77. 12th June 2016: With earnings of $ 88 million, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first footballer to top Forb’s highest-paid athlete list.
78. 12th June 2017: Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader was today handed a sentence of 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies.
79. 12th June 2018: A summit meeting was held between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in Singapore today.

80. 12th June 2018: The battle for the port of Hudaydah, a key port in Yemen between Saudi-backed pro-government forces and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels began today.

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