Saturday, 12 June 2010

June 12 - Events

June 12th Details:
June 12th Events:
1381 – English Peasants' Revolt - the day rebels arrive at Blackheath.
1418 – An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
1429 – Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city & the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk (Hundred Years' War).
1560 – Battle of Okehazama - Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
1653 – Battle of the Gabbard begins - lasting until June 13 (First Anglo-Dutch War).
1665 – England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
1758 – Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences (French & Indian War).
1775 – British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts (American Revolution).
1776 – The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
1798 – Battle of Ballynahinch - Irish Rebellion of 1798.
1830 – Start of French colonization of Algeria - French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
1860 – Establishment of the State Bank of the Russian Empire.
1864 – 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 (American Civil War, Overland Campaign).
1889 – Armagh rail disaster near Armagh.
1898 – General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain - Philippine Declaration of Independence.
1899 – New Richmond Tornado.
1935 – Chaco War ends - truce between Bolivia & Paraguay.
1940 – Surrender of 13,000 British & French troops to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux (World War II).
1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1943 – Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine (Holocaust).
1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
1964 – Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1967 – Venera 4 is launched (Venera program).
1978 – David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for 6 killings.
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, at the Brandenburg Gate, publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
1990 – Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
1991 – Boris Yeltsin is elected as the president of the Russian republic.
1991 – The 1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre by the Sri Lankan Army.
1993 – Nigerian election - later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
1994 – Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings.
1997 – Globe Theatre in London is reopened by Queen Elizabeth II.
1999 – Operation Joint Guardian begins (Kosovo War).
2004 – A large (1.3 kg) chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand.
2009 – The controversial 2009 Presidential Election takes place in Iran.

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