June 12: Day of the Week
June 12, 2022 was the 163rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 202 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 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.
- 1560Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
- 1758French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
- 1899New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
- 1939Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
- 1963Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
- 1987Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
- 1993An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
- 1994The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, makes its first flight.
- 2009A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran and around the world.
Who were born on June 12?
- 1929Anne Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim (d. 1945)
- 1941Chick Corea, American musician
- 1942Len Barry, American singer and musician (The Dovells)
- 1953David Thornton, American actor
- 1953Rocky Burnette, American Rockabilly musician
- 1954Neil Oatley, English engineer
- 1959John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
- 1963Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler
- 1975Michael Muhney, American actor
- 1977Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
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