Historical Events on June 12 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 227 of 227

  • 2002 56th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 0
  • 2004 A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.
  • 2005 51st LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam

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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

Film release premierFilm Premier

2007 "Transformers", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres in Sydney

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Actor
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox
  • 2008 Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union.

Music releaseAlbum Release

2008 Coldplay release their 4th studio album " Viva la Vida or Death" (winner of 3 Grammys)

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
  • 2009 Protests in Iran following the presidential election.
  • 2009 TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.
  • 2009 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Evgeni Malkin 1st Russian to win MVP

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010 "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

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 2011 65th NBA Championship: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 2
  • 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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2016 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to top Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2017 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks 4-2 in San Jose
  • 2017 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies
  • 2017 Forbes release Top 100 highest-paid entertainers list - Sean "Diddy" Combs at No.1 with earnings of 130 million
  • 2017 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians