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
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  • 1880 Worcester Ruby Legs pitcher Lee Richmond throws first perfect game in MLB history in 1-0 win over Cleveland Blues at the Agricultural County Fair Grounds, Worcester

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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