On This Day

What Happened on June 12

Important 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
  • 2018 Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump
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June 12 in Sport

  • 1880 Worcester pitcher Lee Richmond throws first perfect game in MLB history in 1-0 win over Cleveland

Did You Know?

"Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

On June 12, 2010

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-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenbüttel, Germany
  • 1927 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali
  • 1949 Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin
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