June 2012 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 Suicide car bombing kills 15 and inures 42 people in Bauchi, Nigeria
  • Jun 3 Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, kills all 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground
  • Jun 4 US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi
  • Jun 4 Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jun 4 Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
  • Jun 4 Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Jun 5 American gubernatorial recall election is held in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker wins and becomes the first governor to survive a recall election.
  • Jun 6 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs - last transit of 21st century
  • Jun 6 The Solar Impulse completes the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the sun

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London

  • Jun 7 Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation
  • Jun 7 A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people
  • Jun 8 A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people
  • Jun 9 Burma (Myanmar) riots kill 20 people and burn down 300 houses
  • Jun 9 It is announced that up to $125 million dollars in loans will be given to aid Spain's struggling banks
  • Jun 10 A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister
  • Jun 10 66th Tony Awards: Once & Clybourne Park win
  • Jun 11 Five people are killed after an ambulance hits a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
  • Jun 11 23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria
  • Jun 11 The Nobel Prize is reduced by 20% to prevent any future undermining of capital
  • Jun 11 Two earthquakes in Afghanistan trigger landslides that kill more than 80 people
  • Jun 12 An Australian coroner's report rules that a dingo was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980
  • Jun 12 The chemical compound NOTT-202, which is capable of selectively absorbing carbon dioxide, is created
  • Jun 12 World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer
  • Jun 13 A series of bombings across Iraq kill 93 and wound 300 people
  • Jun 14 An explosion at an Indian steel plant kills 11 people and severely injures 16
  • Jun 14 The world's first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10 year old girl
  • Jun 15 Apple I computer sells for a record $374,500
  • Jun 15 Five Dutch banks, including ING, receive credit rating downgrades of one or two notches
  • Jun 16 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
  • Jun 16 Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years
  • Jun 16 A collapse of a stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert kills one person
  • Jun 16 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
  • Jun 17 France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election
  • Jun 17 Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election
  • Jun 18 15 people are killed and 40 injured in a suicide attack in Baquba, Iraq
  • Jun 19 A man is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery in Saudi Arabia
  • Jun 19 Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government
  • Jun 20 Western Libyan tribal clashes kill 105 people and injure 500
  • Jun 20 A Syrian fighter pilot lands in Jordan and defects from the Syrian uprising
  • Jun 21 Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe
  • Jun 21 A boat of 200 asylum seekers headed to Australia capsizes and 110 survivors are rescued
  • Jun 22 Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
  • Jun 23 Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years
  • Jun 23 A coach crashes in Croatia killing 8 Czech tourists and injuring 44
  • Jun 23 76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees
  • Jun 24 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • Jun 25 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey
  • Jun 28 A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people
  • Jun 29 16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police
  • Jun 29 Three bombs in Balid, Iraq, kill 6 people and injure 45
  • Jun 29 15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo
  • Jun 30 30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths
  • Jun 30 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • Jun 30 Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt

Weddings in History

  • Jun 2 Vice President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden (30) weds Dr. Howard David Krein at St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 30 Mick Jagger's daughter Jade Jagger (41) weds longtime boyfriend Adrian Fillary at the Aynhoe Park Hotel in Oxfordshire, England
  • Jun 30 "The Doctors" co-host Travis Stork (40) weds pediatrician Dr. Charlotte Brown in Colorado

Deaths in History

  • Jun 5 Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
  • Jun 5 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 7 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist, dies at 86
  • Jun 11 Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Jun 13 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 17 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Jun 20 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 24 Lonesome George, Pinta giant tortoise and rarest creature in the world, dies at c. 100
  • Jun 30 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96