June 12: Day of the Week
June 12, 2021 was the 163rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 202 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1758French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
- 188978 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
- 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.
- 1943Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews are led to the city’s old Jewish graveyard and shot.
- 1963Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
- 1987The Central African Republic’s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
- 1990Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
- 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.
- 1996In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
Who were born on June 12?
- 1851Sir Oliver Lodge, English physicist and writer (d. 1940)
- 1892Apostolos Grozos, leader of the Communist Party of Greece (d. 1981)
- 1934John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (d. 2001)
- 1959John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants)
- 1962John Enos III, American actor
- 1967Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
- 1972Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
- 1974Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
- 1977Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
- 1981Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel
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