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.
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)
- 1898Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1987Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
- 1987The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1802Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
- 1861William Attewell, English cricketer (d. 1927)
- 1892Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
- 1930Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (d. 1993)
- 1938Tom Oliver, Australian actor
- 1970Rick Hoffman, American actor
- 1979Wil Horneff, American actor
- 1982Ben Blackwell, American musician
- 1987Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer
- 2001John Bigelow IV, golf prodigy from North Philadelphia
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