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Wednesday June 12, 2019

June 12: Day of the Week

June 12, 2019 was the 163rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 202 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

June 2019
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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June 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 1864
    American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
  • 1889
    78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1898
    Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
  • 1899
    New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 1964
    Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
  • 1967
    Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
  • 1993
    An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
  • 1994
    Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in wrongful death civil suit.
  • 1996
    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
  • 1997
    Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1897
    Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
  • 1915
    Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • 1915
    David Rockefeller, American banker
  • 1920
    Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • 1953
    David Thornton, American actor
  • 1959
    Jenilee Harrison, American actress
  • 1959
    Jervis Johnson, Games Designer for Games Workshop, Nottingham
  • 1977
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
  • 1980
    Larry Foote, American football player
  • 1985
    Kendra Wilkinson, American television personality and glamour model

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