12 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Charles Kingsley, 1819
  • Sir Anthony Eden, 1897
  • Uta Hagen, 1919
  • George Herbert Walker Bush, 1924
  • Vic Damone, 1928
  • Anne Frank, 1929
  • Rona Jaffe, 1932
  • Jim Nabors, 1932
  • Chick Corea, 1941
  • Marv Albert, 1943
  • Ally Sheedy, 1962

Died On This Day:

  • Pope St. Leo III, AD 816
  • William Cullen Bryant, 1878
  • Karl Kraus, 1936
  • Jimmy Dorsey, 1957
  • Medgar Evers shot, 1963
  • Edmund Wilson, 1972
  • Milburn Stone, 1980
  • Norma Shearer, 1983
  • Nicole Simpson murdered, 1994
  • Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, 1994
  • Bill Blass, 2002
  • Gregory Peck, 2003

Today's Events:

  • 1458 - Magdalen College, Oxford, founded.
  • 1798 - French forces take Malta.
  • 1839 - Traditional date of invention of baseball by Abner Doubleday.
  • 1849 - The Gas Mask patented by inventor Lewis Phectic Haslett of Louisville, KY.
  • 1897 - Most of Assam in Northern India destroyed in 8.7 earthquake; 1,500 dead.
  • 1897 - Swiss Army Knife patented by Karl Elsener, son of a Swiss hatmaker.
  • 1930 - Max Schmeling wins Heavyweight boxing title when Jack Sharkey knocks him out with low blow.
  • 1931 - Al Capone and 68 others indicted on 5,000 offenses against Prohibition law.
  • 1934 - Political parties banned in Bulgaria.
  • 1937 - Joseph Stalin executes 8 Soviet generals for treason; Pravda calls them 'Fascist reptiles.'
  • 1939 - Baseball Hall of Fame dedicated at Cooperstown, NY; Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth etc. inducted.
  • 1964 - Nelson Mandela and eight others sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiracy to overthrow govt.
  • 1967 - Supreme Court passes Living v. Virginia which makes State laws against interracial marriage illegal.
  • 1979 - First man-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel pedalled for 2 hours 49 minutes by Bryan Allen.
  • 1991 - Leningrad voters rename city St. Petersburg; symbolic last blow to Communism in Russia.
  • 1994 - Football star O.J. Simpson charged with double murder of wife and friend in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
  • 2016 - 2:00 a.m. - largest mass shooting in US history at Orlando FL gay nightclub; Gunman Omar Mateen slays 49 and wounds 53.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • John of Sahagun
  • Leo III (died today A.D. 816)
  • Eskil
  • Onuphrius Hemphrey

Holiday:

  • Independence Day in Philippines (1898)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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