June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 202 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 12th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 12th in history!
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- National Jerky Day
- National Loving Day
- National Red Rose Day
- International Falafel Day
- National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
- National Superman Day
What Happened On This Day – June 12
2016: Mass Shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida Kills 49 People
In what is now thought to be one of the deadliest incidents of violence against LGBTQ people in history, the shooting committed by 29-year old Omar Mateen is also the second deadliest terrorist attack on US soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
1994: The world’s largest twinjet takes off on its maiden flight
The Boeing 777, or Triple Seven, typically transports up to 451 passengers. It is one of Boeing’s commercially most successful planes.
1991: Boris Yeltsin becomes Russia’s first President
After the end of the Soviet Union, Yeltsin launched radical economic reforms that aimed at dismantling socialism and restore capitalism.
1987: Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall”
The U.S. President held his famous speech near the Berlin Wall, one of the most important symbols for the division between East and West during the Cold War. The wall was dismantled in 1989, but many observers doubt that Reagan’s famous catchphrase had any impact on this decision.
1964: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison
The South African anti-apartheid activist spent 27 years in prison. In 1993, he received the Nobel Peace Prize and one year later he became President of South Africa.
1962: Singer Jackie Wilson poses for a picture with the bunnies at the Playboy Club in 1962
1919: Walt Disney just before leaving France after his Service in WW1 as an ambulance driver, 1919.
Births On This Day, June 12
1971: Mark Henry, American weightlifter, wrestler
1941: Roy Harper, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, poet, actor
1929: Anne Frank, German/Dutch author, Holocaust victim
1924: George H. W. Bush, American politician, 41st President of the United States
1897: Anthony Eden, British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Deaths On This Day, June 12
2010: Al Williamson, American illustrator
2006: György Ligeti, Romanian/Austrian composer
1994: Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian/French rabbi
1980: Billy Butlin, South African/English businessman, founded Butlins
1963: Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist