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June 12 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 12. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 45 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1381
    Peasants’ Revolt: In England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 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.
  • 1550
    The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
  • 1560
    Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • 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).
  • 1758
    French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1889
    Eighty are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1898
    Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
  • 1899
    New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 1905
    The Servants of India Society was established in Pune, India by Gopal Krishna Gokhale.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    A ceasefire is negotiated between Bolivia and Paraguay, ending the Chaco War
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
  • 1942
    Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
  • 1943
    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.
  • 1944
    American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan.
  • 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 unmartyred 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.
  • 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).

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