On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Earliest evidence of humans smoking cannabis discovered in 2,500-year-old grave in Pamir Mountains, China, published in "Science Advances"
  • Same-sex marriage approved by Ecuador's Constitutional Court in landmark ruling
  • Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 for a 4-3 series victory; first title in franchise history
  • Violent protests in Hong Kong as tens of thousands of protesters block and try to storm government buildings to stop extradition law
  • World’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s Government Pension Fund, worth $1 trillion, gets authorization to drop fossil fuel investments from Norway's government

Famous Deaths

  • Sylvia Miles, American actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), dies at 94