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Friday June 12, 2020

June 12: Day of the Week

June 12, 2020 was the 164th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 202 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1860
    The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • 1889
    78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1898
    Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
  • 1954
    Pope 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.
  • 1979
    Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
  • 1987
    Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 1987
    The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
  • 1990
    Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2000
    Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

Who were born on June 12?

  • 1107
    Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
  • 1925
    Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese writer (d. 1975)
  • 1941
    Chick Corea, American musician
  • 1949
    Jens Böhrnsen, German politician
  • 1961
    Jim Goad, American author
  • 1965
    Rob Collins, English keyboard player (Charlatans) (1996)
  • 1967
    Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
  • 1968
    Bobby Sheehan, American musician (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
  • 1971
    Mark Henry, American professional wrestler
  • 1985
    Chris Young, American musician

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