The following events took place on June 12. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 45 events. Showing 31 - 45.
- 1972The fast food restaurant chain Popeyes is founded in Arabi, Louisiana.
- 1978David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
- 1979Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
- 1987The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
- 1987Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
- 1990Russia Day: The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
- 1991Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
- 19911991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.
- 1993An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
- 1994Nicole 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.
- 1994The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
- 1996In Philadelphia, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
- 1997Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
- 1999Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
- 2009A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
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