June 12: Day of the Week
June 12, 2019 is the 163rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1653First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
- 1665England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
- 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.
- 188978 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
- 1898Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
- 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.
- 1987Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
- 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.
- 1994The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
- 1999Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Who were born on June 12?
- 1107Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
- 1915Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
- 1939Frank McCloskey, American politician (d. 2003)
- 1948Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
- 1956Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer
- 1965Rob Collins, English keyboard player (Charlatans) (1996)
- 1967Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
- 1977Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
- 1979Robyn, Swedish musician
- 1982Jason David, American football player
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