On This Day in History for June 12 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 135 of 135

  • 1979 Sanista occupies parts of Managua
  • 1979 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
  • 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
  • 1983 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
  • 1986 PW Botha declares South African national emergency
  • 1987 Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-B├ędell Bokassa sentenced to death
  • 1988 Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • 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 Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2004 A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.

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2007 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 2008 Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union.
  • 2009 Protests in Iran following the presidential election.
  • 2011 65th Tony Awards: The Book of Mormon & War Horse win
  • 2012 An Australian coroner's report rules that a dingo was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980
  • 2012 The chemical compound NOTT-202, which is capable of selectively absorbing carbon dioxide, is created
  • 2012 World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer
  • 2013 Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda
  • 2014 Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
  • 2015 Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offering an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars
  • 2015 Al-Qaeda's 2nd-in-command Nasser al-Wuhayshi (Osama Bin Laden's former private secretary) is killed in a US air strike in Yemen
  • 2016 Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US
  • 2016 70th Tony Awards: "Hamilton" wins 11 awards after record 16 nominations

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