What Happened on June 12

Significant Events

  • 1381 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath
  • 1830 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
  • 1864 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War in Louisa County ends with Confederate tactical victory and Union successful retreat
  • 1931 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury
  • 1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam
  • 1964 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
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Did You Know?

New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York

On June 12, 1665

Would You Believe?

Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offering an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars

On June 12, 2015

Famous Weddings

  • 1733 King of Prussia Frederick the Great (21) weds duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenb├╝ttel, Germany
  • 1927 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali
  • 1949 Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin
  • 1970 Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood (22) weds Jenny Boyd (23)
  • 1971 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
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