12 June

12 June

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Jerky Day
  • National Loving Day
  • National Red Rose Day
  • International Falafel Day
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
  • National Superman Day

Historic Events

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

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.

Walt Disney just before leaving France after his Service in WW1 as an ambulance driver, 1919.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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