12th June, on this day

816 St Leo III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1381 Peasants' Revolt: In England rebels arrive at Blackheath.
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.
1458 In England, the founding of Magdalen College, Oxford
1560 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
1653 First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard
1665 English rename New Amsterdam, New York, after Dutch pull out
1667 The world's first successful blood transfusion is carried out by Jean-Baptiste Denys, personal physician to King Louis XIV of France - transferring sheep's blood into a 15 year old boy
1683 The discovery of the Rye House Plot - a plan to assassinate King Charles II of England and his brother James, Duke of York
1701 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
1758 French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
1775 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (Am) captures Margaretta (Br). British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offered a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms
1776 Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
1787 Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
1792 George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver, BC
1798 French leader Napoleon Bonaparte captures the Mediterranean island of Malta at the start of his expedition to conquer Egypt
1812 Napoleon's invasion of Russia begins
1830 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers landed 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
1838 Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass
1838 Territory of Iowa organized
1839 Abner Doubleday is credited with inventing the game of baseball by drawing up the official rules in Cooperstown, New York - now the site of the United States National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
1849 Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett, Louisville, Ky
1859 Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
1864 Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor - Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
1867 Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
1885 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
1889 88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
1889 Single tornado kills 119, injures 146 (New Richmond Wisc)
1897 Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India. Shock
waves felt over an area size of Europe. Negligible death toll
1897 Swiss cutlery-maker Carl Elsener patents his penknife as a 'useful pocket tool' - later to become known as the Swiss Army Knife
1898 Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control
1899 New Richmond Tornado: 8th deadliest tornado in U.S. history - killing 117 and injuring around 200 people.
1900 The second German Naval Act proposes a German fleet of 38 battleships to be built within the next 20 years
1901 A new constitution for Cuba is agreed with the USA reserving enough rights to make Cuba virtually a US protectorate
1903 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
1913 "The Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
1917 Secret Service extends protection of president to his family
1922 Frederick Banting patents Insulin, the treatment for diabetes
1922 In Windsor Castle, King George V receives the colours of the six Irish regiments that are to be disbanded - the Royal Irish Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, the South Irish Horse, the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straitjacket while suspended
upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above the ground in NYC
1930 Max Schmelling beats American Jack Sharkey (on a disqualification) to become world heavyweight boxing champion
1934 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up
into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] and United Air Lines
1935 Chaco War ends between Bolivia and Paraguay
1937 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continued
1940 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux
1942 Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City
1942 Future essayist Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1943 German Nazis liquidate Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. On Saturday morning, 1,180 Jews of Berezhany were led to face death at city's old Jewish graveyard, where they had been shot into a mass grave.
1952 420th kitten (record) born to cat named Dusty, Bonham, TX
1963 Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is shot dead in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
1964 South Africa sentences Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment
1965 Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
1965 The Beatles are awarded the MBE
1967 Israel wins 6 day war
1967 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
1967 Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
1967 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus - first craft to enter another planet's atmosphere
1971 Tricia Nixon and Edward F Cox marry at White House
1975 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is found guilty of corrupt election practices in 1971 - but refuses to resign
1978 American mass murderer David Berkowitz is sentenced to 25 years in prison, the maximum penalty allowed, with a recommendation he is never released
1979 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
1979 Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
1980 Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests
1982 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
1986 P W Botha declares South African national emergency
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.
1987 U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate.
1987 Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, Princess Anne, is given the title Princess Royal
1989 In Britain, Members of Parliament vote to allow television cameras to broadcast proceedings in the House of Commons
1989 Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
1990 Russia Day – The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
1991 Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic
1993 Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola elected President of Nigeria in record turnout for Nigerian elections.
1994 Nicole 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 a civil suit.
1994 In a referendum, Austria decides to join the European Community
1995 In Britain, two business colleagues from Sussex share a record National Lottery jackpot of more than £22m
1998 The Philippines celebrates its centennial year of Independence from Spain.
1999 Russian and NATO troops enter Kosovo after the NATO bombing camapign against 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.
2004 A 1.3 kg chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries

12th June 2006

Al-Qaeda in Iraq names new head

EU agrees to start Turkey talks

Dead detainee 'was to be freed'

12th June 2007

Hamas launches new Gaza attacks

Economists attack Iran policies

US strike 'kills Afghan police'

12th June 2008

Major Guantanamo setback for Bush

Ireland in crunch EU treaty vote

'Witch' family killed in India

12th June 2009

Iran rivals both declare victory

Bomb kills senior Pakistan cleric

Congress backs tobacco clampdown

12th June 2010

Shoot-to-kill in south Kyrgyzstan

Clash reports on Iran anniversary

US urges quicker BP oil strategy

Birthdates which occurred on 12th June :

1519 Cosmos de Medici art patron (Accademia del Disegno)
1771 Patrick Gass Falling Springs PA, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1819 Charles Kingsley England, clergyman/novelist (Westward Ho!)
1829 Johanna Spyri Switzerland, writer (Heidi)
1851 Oliver Joseph Lodge England, early radio pioneer
1885 Werner Josten Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)
1897 Alexandre Tansman Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)
1897 Anthony Eden Earl of Avon (C), British PM (1955-57)
19-- Alan Dysert Danville Ill, actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children)
19-- Bernie Hamilton LA Calif, actor (Starsky & Hutch)
19-- David Lain Baker Long Beach Calif, actor (Call to Glory)
19-- James Healey actor (Sean Ryan-Dynasty)
1909 Archie Bleyer Corona NY, orch leader (Arthur Godfrey)
1912 Russell "Lucky" Hayden Chico Calif, actor (Judge Roy Bean)
1914 William Lundigan Syracuse NY, actor (Climax)
1915 David Rockefeller banker, international power broker
1916 Irwin Allen disaster-movie producer (Towering Inferno)
1917 Priscilla Lane US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace)
1919 Uta Hagen Germany, actres (Boys From Brazil)/teaches acting
1919 Vera Hruba Ralston actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder)
1920 Peter Jones England, actor (From a Bird's Eye View)
1921 James Houston Toronto, author/filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak)
1924 George Herbert Walker Bush (R) 43rd VP (1981-89) 41st Pres (1989- )
1927 Henry Slesar Brooklyn NY, headwriter (Edge of Night)
1928 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], Bkln, singer (the Street Where You Live)
1929 Anne Frank Holland, diarist/Nazi victim
1930 Barbara Harris famous African
1932 Jim Nabors Sylacauga Al, actor/singer (Gomer Pyle)
1932 Rona Jaffe novelist (Mazes & Monsters)
1941 Chick Corea Chelsea Mass, jazz musician (Delhpi I, Toy Dance)
1941 Roy Harper Manchester, rocker (Folkjokeopus)
1943 Marv Albert NYC, "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)
1943 Reg Presley rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1944 Linda Foster Lancaster England, actress (Doris-Hank)
1951 Brad Delp guitarist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
1952 Ben E Carlos drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
1952 Dale Krantz singer (Crossings-Collis Band)
1952 Oliver Knussen Glasgow Scotland, composer (Chicara)
1952 Seigfried Brietzke German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)
1953 Grace Jones Kingston Jamacia (she claims but actually 5/19/48)
1953 Rebecca Holden Austin Tx, actress (April-Knight Rider)
1953 Rocky Burnette Memphis, rocker (Towing the Line)
1957 Jim Morris impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George Bush)
1957 Timothy Busfield East Lansing Mich, actor (Elliot-30 Something)
1959 Jenilee Harrison Glendale Calif, actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas)
1962 Michael Link Provo Utah, actor (Earl-Julia)


Deaths which occurred on June 12th:
1963 Medgar Evers NAACP official, murdered in Jackson, Miss at 37
1972 Saul David Alinsky radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
1980 Milburn Stone actor (Doc-Gunsmoke), dies at 75
1983 Norma Shearer Academy Award-winner, dies at 80
1986 Tony Desimone combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66

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