June 12: Day of the Week
June 12, 2020 was the 164th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 202 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1429Hundred Years’ War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.
- 1775American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
- 1798Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
- 188978 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
- 1939The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
- 1940World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
- 1967Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet’s atmosphere and successfully return data).
- 1987The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
- 1994Nicole 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.
Who were born on June 12?
- 1858Harry Hamilton Johnston, British polymath (d. 1927)
- 1875Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (d. 1953)
- 1892Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
- 1916Raul Hector Castro, American politician
- 1920Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
- 1937Klaus Basikow, German football player and manager
- 1967Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
- 1981Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel
- 1985Kendra Wilkinson, American television personality and glamour model
- 1985Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player
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