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Wednesday June 12, 2019

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 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.

June 2019
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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)

  • 1418
    An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 1429
    Hundred 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.
  • 1775
    American 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.
  • 1889
    78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1899
    New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 1939
    Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1939
    The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1940
    World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
  • 1964
    Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
  • 1967
    The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1908
    Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
  • 1937
    Klaus Basikow, German football player and manager
  • 1941
    Marv Albert, American sportscaster
  • 1954
    Neil Oatley, English engineer
  • 1959
    Jenilee Harrison, American actress
  • 1977
    Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Earl Watson, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Wil Horneff, American actor
  • 1990
    Kevin Wu, American comedian

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