Historical Events on June 12

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  • 28 Gaius Carrinas' triumphant procession through Rome
  • 1381 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
  • 1418 An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.

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1442 King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples

  • 1523 Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
  • 1534 Turkish adm Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap & plunder Naples
  • 1552 Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun
  • 1553 King Edward VI accept archbishop Cranmer's "42 Articles"
  • 1560 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • 1653 - 13] First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard/ Battle at North Foreland, English fleet beats the Dutch
  • 1665 New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
  • 1665 England installs a municipal government in New York City
  • 1667 -13] Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet
  • 1672 French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith

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1673 Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral

  • 1683 Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered
  • 1691 Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII
  • 1701 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • 1714 Prussia & Russia sign secret treaty
  • 1772 Marion du Fresne is killed at Tacoury's Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by local Māori
  • 1775 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)
  • 1776 Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
  • 1787 US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
  • 1792 Captain George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC
  • 1819 Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
  • 1830 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
  • 1838 Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass
  • 1838 Iowa Territory forms with Burlington as its capital
  • 1840 Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands
  • 1845 George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country
  • 1849 Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville Ky)
  • 1859 Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
  • 1860 The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • 1861 Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state
  • 1864 Lee sends Early into Shenandoah Valley
  • 1864 Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road Georgia, about 57 dies in battle
  • 1867 Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
  • 1875 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25
  • 1880 John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
  • 1881 The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, is crushed by Arctic ice after 21 months of ice-bound drifting
  • 1885 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
  • 1889 88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1892 Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
  • 1894 34th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 326 at Royal St. George's Golf Club
  • 1896 J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season.
  • 1897 Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1500 casualties)
  • 1898 Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control

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1898 Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1899 New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200.
  • 1900 In Germany, the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill, which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years
  • 1901 In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution
  • 1903 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
  • 1903 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music.
  • 1907 Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
  • 1908 Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC)
  • 1909 "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1
  • 1910 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • 1913 "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
  • 1916 Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US tennis championship
  • 1916 30th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Louise Hammond Raymond (6-0, 6-1)
  • 1917 Secret Service extends protection of president to his family
  • 1918 1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France
  • 1919 Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education
  • 1920 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
  • 1920 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
  • 1922 German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich

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1922 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8

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1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1925 William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
  • 1926 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
  • 1926 Brazil leaves League of Nations

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1928 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sport awardGolf Major

1930 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • 1930 Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

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1931 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition & perjury

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • 1933 Financial & Economy World conference opens (66 countries)
  • 1934 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines
  • 1935 Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
  • 1935 Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15½ hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words)
  • 1936 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa)
  • 1937 41st US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

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1937 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

Sport awardGolf Major

1939 43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • 1939 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY
  • 1939 Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

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1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

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1942 Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City
  • 1943 Himmler orders the extermination of all Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland
  • 1944 1st V-1 rocket assault on London
  • 1944 British 12th airborne batallion and the 13th & 18th Hussars attack and capture Bréville
  • 1944 Churchill/Marshall/Arnold visit Montgomery's HQ in Chateau de Creully
  • 1944 US troop march into Carentan/Caumont, Normandy
  • 1945 US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa
  • 1947 Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win British Women's Amateur Golf Champ
  • 1948 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1948 The musical "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1948 "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6

Sport awardGolf Major

1948 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1948 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2

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1948 Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1950 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die

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1950 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1952 USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • 1952 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: "One Summer of Happiness" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • 1954 "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances
  • 1954 86th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard High Gun wins in 2:30.8
  • 1954 Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is originally released
  • 1954 Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0
  • 1955 "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • 1955 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • 1957 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)

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1957 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1958 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
  • 1959 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1960 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins
  • 1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 1961 An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
  • 1961 Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20
  • 1962 Laos prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government
  • 1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m

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1963 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC

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1964 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1965 "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • 1965 "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1965 "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 performances
  • 1965 Beatles are awarded MBE
  • 1965 Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1965 Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • 1965 South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
  • 1965 Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
  • 1966 Dave Clark Five sets record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan
  • 1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1967 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • 1967 US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
  • 1967 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
  • 1967 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings

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1967 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

  • 1968 U.S. premiere of horror film "Rosemary's Baby", based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
  • 1970 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0

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1970 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • 1972 John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
  • 1973 Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
  • 1973 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
  • 1973 Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry
  • 1975 Billy Williams's 400th career HR

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1975 Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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1976 "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • 1977 "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
  • 1977 23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi

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1977 Ground breaking ceremony for John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1978 David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
  • 1978 US House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
  • 1979 Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
  • 1979 Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
  • 1979 Sanista occupies parts of Managua

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1979 Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1979 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min

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1980 Ronald Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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1981 "Raiders Of The Lost Ark", the 1st an Indiana Jones film directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford premieres

Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
  • 1981 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1981 Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti Presidential election
  • 1982 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • 1982 Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
  • 1982 Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam

Sport awardGolf Major

1983 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1983 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
  • 1983 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • 1986 PW Botha declares South African national emergency
  • 1987 Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-Bédell Bokassa sentenced to death
  • 1987 US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall
  • 1988 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
  • 1988 Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • 1988 Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 1988 The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.
  • 1989 "Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1989 Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
  • 1990 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

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1990 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

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1990 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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1990 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1990 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
  • 1991 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1991 Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation
  • 1993 "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17

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1994 -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1994 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • 1994 Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
  • 1994 Liselotte Neumann wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1996 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • 1996 Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
  • 1997 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
  • 1999 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2000 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

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2002 Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2002 36th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win
  • 2002 56th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 0
  • 2004 A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.