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What Happened on June 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea held the first meeting between leaders of their two countries in Singapore.
2017 American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later.
2016 Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.
2014 Between 1,095 and 1,700 Shia Iraqi people are killed in an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[20] on Camp Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq. It's the second deadliest act of terrorism in history, only behind 9/11.
2009 A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide-ranging local and international protests.
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.
1997 Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
1993 An election takes place in Nigeria and is won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. Its results are later annulled by the military Government of Ibrahim Babangida.
1991 Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.
1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.
1990 Russia Day: The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
1988 Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 046, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81, crashes short of the runway at Libertador General José de San Martín Airport, killing all 22 people on board.
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.
1987 Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
1982 Nuclear disarmament rally and concert, New York City.
1981 The first of the Indiana Jones film franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, is released in theaters.
1979 Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man-powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
1975 India, Judge Jagmohanlal Sinha of the city of Allahabad ruled that India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had used corrupt practices to win her seat in the Indian Parliament, and that she should be banned from holding any public office. Mrs. Gandhi sent word that she refused to resign.
1967 The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1964 Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1963 NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith during the civil rights movement.
1963 The film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released in US theaters. It was the most expensive film made at the time.
1954 Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him at the time the youngest unmartyred saint in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2017, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged ten and nine at the time of their deaths, are declared saints.
1944 World War II: Operation Overlord: American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan, Normandy, France.
1943 The Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). Around 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.
1942 Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1940 World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
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.
1935 A ceasefire is negotiated between Bolivia and Paraguay, ending the Chaco War.
1921 Mikhail Tukhachevsky orders the use of chemical weapons against the Tambov Rebellion, bringing an end to the peasant uprising.
1914 Massacre of Phocaea: Turkish irregulars slaughter 50 to 100 Greeks and expel thousands of others in an ethnic cleansing operation in the Ottoman Empire.
1900 The Reichstag approves new legislation continuing Germany's naval expansion program. It provides for construction of 38 battleships over a 20-year period. Germany's fleet will be the largest in the world.
1899 New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
1898 Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.
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 position at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
1830 Beginning of the Invasion of Algiers: Thiry-four thousand French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
1821 Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
1817 The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.
1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
1776 The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
1775 American War of Independence: 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.
1772 French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and 25 of his men killed by Māori in New Zealand.
1758 French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, commences.
1665 Thomas Willett is appointed the first mayor of New York City.
1653 First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins, lasting until the following day.
1643 The Westminster Assembly is convened by the Parliament of England, without the assent of Charles I, in order to restructure the Church of England.
1550 The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
1429 Hundred Years' War: On the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, 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.
1418 Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughter sympathizers of Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.
1381 Peasants' Revolt: In England, rebels assemble at Blackheath, just outside London.
1240 At the instigation of Louis IX of France, an inter-faith debate, known as the Disputation of Paris, starts between a Christian monk and four rabbis.
910 Battle of Augsburg: The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army under King Louis the Child, using the famous feigned retreat tactic of the nomadic warriors.
Famous People Born on June 12

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Year Name
1933 Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (d. 2004)
1564 John Casimir, Duke of Saxe-Coburg (d. 1633)
1561 Anna of Württemberg, German princess (d. 1616)
1883 Robert Lowie, Austrian-American anthropologist and academic (d. 1957)
1573 Robert Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Sussex, soldier (d. 1629)
1950 Michael Fabricant, English politician
1964 Kent Jones, American journalist
1973 Jason Caffey, American basketball player and coach
1937 Antal Festetics, Hungarian-Austrian biologist and zoologist
1969 Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
Famous People Deaths On June 12

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Date Name
1841 Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Greek composer, archaeologist, and philologist (b. 1786)
1917 Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (b. 1853)
1816 Pierre Augereau, French general (b. 1757)
1912 Frédéric Passy, French economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1822)
2019 Sylvia Miles, American actress (b. 1924)
2012 Hector Bianciotti, Argentinian-French journalist and author (b. 1930)
1944 Erich Marcks, German general (b. 1891)
1904 Camille of Renesse-Breidbach (b. 1836)
1647 Thomas Farnaby, English scholar and educator (b. 1575)
1980 Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded the Butlins Company (b. 1899)