June 12: Day of the Week
June 12, 2021 is the 163rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1418An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
- 1864American 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.
- 1940World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
- 1954Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him the youngest non-martyr saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
- 1964Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
- 1967The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
- 1978David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
- 1993An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
- 1997Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
- 2009A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
Who were born on June 12?
- 1841Watson Fothergill English Architect based in Nottingham (d. 1928)
- 1902Hendrik Elias, Flemish politician (d. 1973)
- 1932Mimi Coertse, South African soprano
- 1951Hans Niessl, Austrian politician
- 1959Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian (The Kids in the Hall)
- 1974Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
- 1978DJ Qualls, American actor
- 1979Dallas Clark, American football player
- 1985Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player
- 2001John Bigelow IV, golf prodigy from North Philadelphia
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