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Events and People Who Made History on June 12

1st Century

28 - Gaius Carrinas' triumphant procession through Rome

15th Century

1442 - King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples

16th Century

1523 - Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
1534 - Turkish Admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder Naples
1552 - Land guardians of Netherlands attacks Verdun
1553 - King Edward VI accept archbishop Cranmers "42 Articles"
1575 - William of Orange marries Charlotte de Bourbon

17th Century

1653 - Battle at North Foreland: English fleet beats Dutch
1665 - English rename New Amsterdam, New York, after Dutch pull out
1667 - Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet
1672 - French army under General Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
1673 - Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral
1683 - Rye House-plot against English king Charles II uncovered
1691 - Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII

18th Century

1701 - Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
1714 - Prussia and Russia sign secret treaty
1775 - 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (U.S.) captures Margaretta (Br)
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

19th Century

1812 - Napoleon invades Russia
1817 - Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course
1819 - Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
1838 - Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Massachusetts
1838 - Iowa Territory forms
1839 - 1st baseball game played in America
1840 - Meteorite hits Uden, Netherlands
1845 - George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country
1849 - Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett, Louisville, Kentucky
1859 - Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
1861 - Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state
1864 - Lee sends Early into Shenandoah Valley
1864 - Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road Georgia, about 57 dies in battle
1867 - Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
1875 - 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42
1880 - 1st baseball perfect game, John Richmond of Worcester beats Cleveland
1880 - John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
1885 - Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
1889 - Single tornado kills 119, injures 146, New Richmond, Wisconsin
1892 - Netherlands Society for Currency and Coin collecting forms
1897 - Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll)
1898 - Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to U.S. control

20th Century

1900 - German Navy Law calls for massive increase in sea power
1903 - Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
1907 - Yankees commit 11 errors and lose 14-6 to Tigers
1908 - Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours, New York City
1909 - "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray hits #1
1910 - PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
1913 - "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
1915 - 29th U.S. Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Hazel Wightman (46 62 60)
1916 - 30th U.S. Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Louise Raymond (60 61)
1916 - Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at U.S. tennis championship
1917 - Secret Service extends protection of president to his family
1918 - 1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France
1919 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education
1920 - 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
1920 - Farmer Labor Party organized, Chicago
1922 - German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich
1922 - St. Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
1922 - St. Louis gets record 10 hits in a row and beats Phillies 14-8
1923 - Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in New York City
1925 - William DeHart Hubbard of U.S., sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
1926 - 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
1926 - Brazil leaves League of Nations
1928 - New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples and 2 home runs to be White Sox 15-7
1930 - 34th U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minnesota
1930 - Heavyweight Max Schmeling KOs Jack Sharkey in New York City
1930 - Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for hw boxing title
1931 - Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury
1933 - Financial and Economy World conference opens, 66 countries
1934 - Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] and United Air Lines
1935 - Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15 hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words)
1935 - Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco, Bolivia vs Paraguay
1936 - 1st 50 KW U.S. radio station, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1937 - 41st U.S. Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills, Michigan
1937 - U.S.S.R. executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues
1939 - 43rd U.S. Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Philadelphia CC in Philadelphia
1939 - Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York
1942 - Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present, Amsterdam
1942 - Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples
1942 - Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City
1943 - Himmler orders extermination of all Polish ghettos
1944 - 1st V-1 rocket assault on London
1944 - British 12th airborne batallion/13th and 18th Hussars conquer
1944 - British 12th battalion conquers Breville
1944 - Churchill/Marshall/Arnold visit Montgomery's HQ in Chateau de Creully
1944 - U.S. troop march into Carentan/Caumont, Normandy
1945 - U.S. 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa
1947 - Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win British Women's Amateur Golf Champ
1948 - 48th U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA
1948 - 80th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:28.2
1948 - Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
1948 - "Hold It!" closes at National Theater New York City after 46 performances
1948 - "Sleepy Hallow" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 12 performances
1948 - "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6
1950 - 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
1950 - Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game
1952 - U.S.S.R. declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
1954 - 86th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard High Gun wins in 2:30.8
1954 - Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock," is originally released
1954 - "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 115 performances
1954 - Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0
1955 - "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
1957 - Paul Anderson of U.S. back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)
1957 - Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)
1958 - "Make Me Laugh," TV Game Show; last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
1959 - San Francisco Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
1960 - KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins
1960 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1961 - An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
1961 - Dutch Lockheed Electricity "Sirius" accident at Cairo, kills 20
1962 - 3 convicts used spoons to dig their way out of Alcatraz
1962 - Laos prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government
1962 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m
1963 - "Cleopatra" premieres in New York City
1964 - Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
1965 - "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 232 performances
1965 - Beatles are awarded MBE
1965 - Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
1965 - "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 199 performances
1965 - Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)
1965 - Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
1965 - Sonny and Cher make their 1st TV appearance, "American Bandstand"
1965 - South Vietnam General Nguyen Cao Kentucky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
1965 - "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 540 performances
1966 - Dave Clark 5 set record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan
1966 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
1967 - Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio, 300 arrested
1967 - Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
1967 - U.S.S.R. launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
1967 - Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 22 innings
1968 - "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 540 performances
1970 - Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0
1971 - Tricia Nixon and Edward F Cox marry at White House
1973 - Close finish at Trent Bridge, New Zealand Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
1973 - Yankees trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
1975 - Billy Williams's 400th career home run
1975 - Hank Aaron's 1st home run in Milwaukee since 1965
1977 - 23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi
1977 - Ground-breaking ceremonies for President Kennedy library
1977 - "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 1944 performances
1978 - David Berkowitz sentenced in New York Supreme Court to 25 years to life
1978 - U.S. House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
1979 - Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hours, 49 minutes
1979 - Kevin St. Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
1979 - Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
1979 - Sanista occupies parts of Managua
1979 - Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson
1980 - Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests
1981 - 3rd baseball strike starts
1981 - Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
1981 - Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
1981 - Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti President election
1981 - "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres
1982 - 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park New York City
1982 - Battle of Mount Longdon, Falkland Islands
1982 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
1983 - 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1983 - Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
1983 - Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match vs. Australia
1986 - P. W. Botha declares South African national emergency
1987 - Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa sentenced to death
1988 - 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
1988 - Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
1988 - Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1989 - Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
1989 - "Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
1990 - Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
1990 - New York Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
1990 - New York Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves
1990 - Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases
1990 - Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list
1991 - 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
1991 - Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation
1991 - Mount Pinatubo volcano on Philippines erupts
1992 - "Batman Returns" is released in USA
1993 - "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17
1994 - 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika and Passion win
1994 - Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
1994 - Liselotte Neumann wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
1994 - Pope John Paul II visits Spain
1996 - 3 Philadelphia Federal Court judges overturn U.S. indecency ban on internet
1997 - 1st ever baseball inter-league game San Francisco Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
1997 - MTV Movie Awards

21st Century

2002 - NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4 games to 0
2004 - Former President George H. W. Bush celebrates his 80th birthday by skydiving
2008 - Irish voters reject the Treaty of Lisbon


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