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What happened on June 12
- June 12, 1381 Peasants' Revolt: In England rebels arrive at Blackheath.
- June 12, 1418 An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
- June 12, 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."
- June 12, 1560 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
- June 12, 1653 First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard lasted until June 13.
- June 12, 1665 England installs a municipal government in New York City. This was the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.
- June 12, 1665 "English rename New Amsterdam, New York, after Dutch pull out"
- June 12, 1775 The first naval battle of Revolution-Unity (Am) captures Margaretta (Br)
- June 12, 1776 Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
- June 12, 1787 Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
- June 12, 1792 "Capt. George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver, BC"
- June 12, 1812 Napoleon Bonapart invades Russia
- June 12, 1830 "Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers landed 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch."
- June 12, 1838 "Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass"
- June 12, 1838 Territory of Iowa organized
- June 12, 1845 George Abernethy becomes first governor of Oregon Country
- June 12, 1849 "Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett, Louisville, Ky"
- June 12, 1859 Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
- June 12, 1859 "The Comstock Lode is discovered near Virginia City, Nevada."
- June 12, 1860 The State Bank of the Russian Empire established.
- June 12, 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."
- June 12, 1867 Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
- June 12, 1880 The first baseball perfect game is pitched by John Lee Richmond.
- June 12, 1885 "At a murder trial in France, a roof collapses, killing 30 people."
- June 12, 1885 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
- June 12, 1889 88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
- June 12, 1889 "Single tornado kills 119, injures 146 (New Richmond Wisc)"
- June 12, 1896 J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets.
- June 12, 1897 "In Assam. India a 8.7 earthquake caused caused the complete devastation of over 9,000 square miles and was felt over 1.75 million square miles. Over 1500 deaths"
- June 12, 1897 Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India. Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe. Negligible death toll
- June 12, 1898 Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.
- June 12, 1898 Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control
- June 12, 1898 The Philippines declare their independence from Spain.
- June 12, 1899 New Richmond Tornado: 8th deadliest tornado in U.S. history - killing 117 and injuring around 200 people.
- June 12, 1900 German Navy Law calls for massive increase in sea power
- June 12, 1901 Victorians trapped in surprise attack at Wilmansrust
- June 12, 1902 Australia: Women in the four Australian States without female suffrage achieved the right to vote in Commonwealth elections under Section 3 of the Commonwealth Franchise Act for an Uniform Federal Franchise. Specifically excluded from enrolling to vote were 'aboriginal native[s] of Australia Africa Asia or the Islands of the Pacific except New Zealand' unless covered under Section 41 of the Constitution of Australia.
- June 12, 1903 "Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city"
- June 12, 1903 Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music.
- June 12, 1913 """The Dachshund"" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released"
- June 12, 1917 Secret Service extends protection of president to his family
- June 12, 1918 "The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France"
- June 12, 1920 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
- June 12, 1922 "In 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."
- June 12, 1922 St.Louis Browns pitcher Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth three consecutive times.
- June 12, 1923 "Harry Houdini frees himself from a straitjacket while suspended ΓΏ upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above the ground in NYC"
- June 12, 1931 Al Capone is indicted for violating Prohibition laws.
- June 12, 1931 Charlie Parker equals cricket record for the earliest date to reach 100 wickets. Tich Freeman reaches 100 wickets a day later.
- June 12, 1934 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines
- June 12, 1935 "Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay, fighting since 1932."
- June 12, 1937 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continued
- June 12, 1939 "Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor."
- June 12, 1940 "HMS CALYPSO, sunk Eastern Mediterranean, south of Crete by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Bagnolini'."
- June 12, 1940 "World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux."
- June 12, 1942 Holocaust: Future essayist Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
- June 12, 1942 Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City
- June 12, 1943 "Holocaust: German Nazis liquidate Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. On Saturday morning, 1,180 Jews of Berezhany were led to face death at city's old Jewish graveyard, where they had been shot into a mass grave."
- June 12, 1944 First V-1 rocket reaches London.
- June 12, 1944 Piolet Off. Andrew C. Mynarski (Royal Cdn. Air Force) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France
- June 12, 1944 UK hist First V1 flying bombs hit London
- June 12, 1952 In British Columbia. W. A. C. Bennett 1900-1979 invited to form a Social Credit minority government after BC provincial election; start of 20 years of power for the Socreds.
- June 12, 1957 "Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)"
- June 12, 1961 "The DND buys 66 F-101 Voodoos in exchange for US control of Pinetree Line, plus a Mutual Air Program for purchase of 200 Canadian-built F-104 Starfighters."
- June 12, 1963 "Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is shot dead in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith."
- June 12, 1964 Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
- June 12, 1964 South Africa sentences Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment
- June 12, 1965 The Beatles are awarded the MBE
- June 12, 1967 Israel wins 6 day war
- June 12, 1967 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
- June 12, 1967 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
- June 12, 1967 Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data).
- June 12, 1971 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
- June 12, 1976 Number one hit on UK music charts - Wurzels - Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)
- June 12, 1976 "The Navy phased out the last C-117 (Douglas DC-3), perhaps the most famous transport plane of all time. The last C-117 was flown from Pensacola to Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, the boneyard for obsolete military aircraft"
- June 12, 1977 Ground-breaking ceremonies for Pres Kennedy library
- June 12, 1978 "David Berkowitz, the ""Son of Sam"" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings."
- June 12, 1978 "In Japan a 7.5 quake struck near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. The shock was centered about 909 kilometers east of Sendai"
- June 12, 1979 "Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min"
- June 12, 1980 Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests
- June 12, 1981 "Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike"
- June 12, 1982 "A rally against the nuclear arms race brings 800,000 demonstrators into New York's Central Park"
- June 12, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
- June 12, 1986 P W Botha declares South African national emergency
- June 12, 1989 "Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids"
- June 12, 1990 "In Winnipeg Manitoba, Elijah Harper uses rules of procedure to block the introduction of the resolution ratifying the Meech Lake Accord in the Manitoba legislature"
- June 12, 1990 Russia Day The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
- June 12, 1991 Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of their republic.
- June 12, 1993 Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola elected President of Nigeria in record turnout for Nigerian elections.
- June 12, 1994 German districts Rbel and Waren are merged to form Mritz
- June 12, 1994 Maiden flight of the Boeing 777
- June 12, 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 a civil suit."
- June 12, 1997 "Interleague play begins in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series (with the exception of the All-Star Game)."
- June 12, 1998 The Philippines celebrates its centennial year of Independence from Spain.
- June 12, 1999 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
- June 12, 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."
- June 12, 2004 "A 1.3 kg chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries."