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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1381Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
- 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.
- 1860The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
- 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.
- 188978 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
- 1939Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
- 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).
- 1997Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
Who were born on June 12?
- 1890Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)
- 1923Monty Westmore, American make-up artist (d. 2007)
- 1932Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian athlete (d. 2002)
- 1953Rocky Burnette, American Rockabilly musician
- 1958Rory Sparrow, American basketball player
- 1968Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
- 1974Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
- 1980Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player
- 1982Loïc Duval, French racing driver
- 1987Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player
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