Historical Events

12 Jun 1381
Peasants Revolt in England rebels arrive at Blackheath
12 Jun 1418
An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians
12 Jun 1534
Turkish admiral Chaireddin Barbarossa allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder in Naples
12 Jun 1553
King Edward VI accepts Archbishop Cranmers 42 Articles
12 Jun 1560
Battle of Okehazama Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
12 Jun 1653
- 13] First Anglo-Dutch War Battle of the Gabbard Battle at North Foreland English fleet beats the Dutch
12 Jun 1665
New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
12 Jun 1665
England installs a municipal government in New York City
12 Jun 1672
French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
12 Jun 1683
Rye House plot against English King Charles II uncovered
12 Jun 1701
Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia Princess of Hanover
12 Jun 1772
Marion du Fresne is killed at Tacourys Cove Bay of Islands New Zealand by local Mori
12 Jun 1775
1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)
12 Jun 1787
US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
12 Jun 1792
Captain George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver British Columbia
12 Jun 1819
Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
12 Jun 1830
Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria 34000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers at Sidi Ferruch
12 Jun 1838
Hopkins Observatory dedicated in Williamstown Massachusetts
12 Jun 1838
Iowa Territory forms with Burlington as its capital
12 Jun 1845
George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country
12 Jun 1849
Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville Kentucky)
12 Jun 1859
Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered first major silver discovery in the US
12 Jun 1860
The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
12 Jun 1861
Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state
12 Jun 1864
Skirmish at Mcafees Cross Road Georgia about 57 die in battle
12 Jun 1864
The Battle of Trevilian Station the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War in Louisa County ends with Confederate tactical victory and Union successful retreat
12 Jun 1875
9th Belmont Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 242.25
12 Jun 1880
John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game Worcester 1 Clevelands Forest City 0
12 Jun 1881
The USS Jeannette under the command of George Washington De Long is crushed by Arctic ice after 21 months of ice-bound drifting
12 Jun 1885
Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
12 Jun 1889
88 people are killed in the Armagh rail disaster Ireland.
12 Jun 1892
Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
12 Jun 1894
British Open Golf Royal St Georges GC J.H. Taylor wins first Open played outside Scotland beats Douglas Rolland by 5 strokes
12 Jun 1896
J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season.
12 Jun 1897
Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam India Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake 1500 casualties).
12 Jun 1899
New Richmond Tornado the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200
12 Jun 1900
In Germany the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years
12 Jun 1901
In Cuba the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution
12 Jun 1903
The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
12 Jun 1908
Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC)
12 Jun 1909
Shine On Harvest Moon by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits 1
12 Jun 1913
Dachshund by Pathe Freres early animated cartoon released
12 Jun 1916
Tennis legend Bill Tildens 1st appearance at US tennis championship
12 Jun 1916
30th U.S. Womens National Championship Molla Bjurstedt beats Louise Hammond Raymond (6-0 6-1)
12 Jun 1917
US Secret Service extends protection of the President to include his family
12 Jun 1918
1st aerial bombing raid by an American unit France
12 Jun 1919
Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education
12 Jun 1920
52nd Belmont Clarence Kummer aboard Man o War wins in 214.2
12 Jun 1922
German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich
12 Jun 1922
St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
12 Jun 1925
William DeHart Hubbard of US sets long jump record at 25 10 34
12 Jun 1926
58th Belmont Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 232.2
12 Jun 1930
German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4 first time world heavyweight title won on a foul
12 Jun 1933
Financial and Economy World conference opens (66 countries)
12 Jun 1935
Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
12 Jun 1935
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana speaks continually for 15 hours in then Senates longest speech (150000 words)
12 Jun 1936
1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)
12 Jun 1936
LPGA Western Open Womens Golf Topeka CC Opal Hill scores a 3 & 2 win over Mrs. Charkes Dennehy to claim her second consecutive major title
12 Jun 1937
US Open Mens Golf Oakland Hills CC Ralph Guldahl wins first of his 2 consecutive US titles 2 strokes ahead of Sam Snead
12 Jun 1939
US Open Mens Golf Philadelphia Cricket Club Byron Nelson wins by 3 strokes from Craig Wood and 7 ahead of Denny Shute in a 36-hole playoff to claim the second of his 5 major titles
12 Jun 1939
Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY
12 Jun 1939
Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures Dr. Cyclops the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
12 Jun 1944
British 12th airborne batallion and the 13th & 18th Hussars attack and capture Brville
12 Jun 1944
ChurchillMarshallArnold visit Montgomerys HQ in Chateau de Creully
12 Jun 1944
US troop march into CarentanCaumont Normandy
12 Jun 1945
US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge Okinawa
12 Jun 1947
British Amateur Womens Golf Gullane GC Babe Didrikson becomes first American to win event beats Englands Jacqueline Gordon 5 & 4
12 Jun 1948
Hold It closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
12 Jun 1948
The musical Sleepy Hollow closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
12 Jun 1948
William Tell French opera by Gioachino Rossini premieres in Salle Le Peletier Paris
12 Jun 1948
US Open Mens Golf Riviera CC Ben Hogan dominates final 2 rounds shooting 68-69 2 shots ahead of runner-up Jimmy Demaret third of his 9 major titles
12 Jun 1948
80th Belmont Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation to claim his second Triple Crown
12 Jun 1950
2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain about 100 die
12 Jun 1952
2nd Berlin International Film Festival One Summer of Happiness wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
12 Jun 1954
Girl in Pink Tights closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances
12 Jun 1954
86th Belmont Eric Guerin aboard High Gun wins in 230.8
12 Jun 1954
Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies 2-0
12 Jun 1955
TV comedy Mister Peepers starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
12 Jun 1955
Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
12 Jun 1957
Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6270 lbs)
12 Jun 1958
Make Me Laugh TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV syndicated 1979
12 Jun 1959
SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies 3-0 in 5 inning game
12 Jun 1960
KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls SD (ABC) begins
12 Jun 1961
An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
12 Jun 1961
Dutch Lockheed Electricity Sirius accident at Cairo kills 20
12 Jun 1962
Laos Prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government
12 Jun 1962
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56270 m
12 Jun 1965
Bajour closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
12 Jun 1965
I Had a BaIl closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
12 Jun 1965
What Makes Sammy Run closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 performances
12 Jun 1965
Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (21200)
12 Jun 1965
South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
12 Jun 1965
Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
12 Jun 1967
US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
12 Jun 1967
USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
12 Jun 1967
Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings
12 Jun 1968
U.S. premiere of horror film Rosemarys Baby based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
12 Jun 1970
Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres 2-0
12 Jun 1973
Close finish at Trent Bridge NZ Cricket need 479 to win all out 440
12 Jun 1973
Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
12 Jun 1973
Coleraine bombings six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine County Londonderry
12 Jun 1977
Pippin closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
12 Jun 1978
David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
12 Jun 1978
US House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
12 Jun 1979
Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185
12 Jun 1979
Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
12 Jun 1979
Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft flight took 2 hrs 49 min
12 Jun 1981
Baseball players begin a 50 day strike their 3rd strike
12 Jun 1981
Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti Presidential election
12 Jun 1982
750000 anti-nuclear demonstrators rally in Central Park NYC
12 Jun 1982
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
12 Jun 1983
LPGA Championship Jack Nicklaus GC Patty Sheehan comes from 7 strokes behind with a final round a 66 (6) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sandra Haynie
12 Jun 1983
Comet C (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
12 Jun 1983
Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
12 Jun 1987
US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall
12 Jun 1988
6th Seniors Players Golf Championship Billy Casper
12 Jun 1988
Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
12 Jun 1988
The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Irelands first competitive match at a major football tournament.
12 Jun 1989
Doctor Doctor TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer debuts on CBS-TV
12 Jun 1989
Canadian Olympian Ben Johnson admits using steroids
12 Jun 1990
Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
12 Jun 1990
NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
12 Jun 1991
45th NBA Championship Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers 4 games to 1
12 Jun 1991
Boris Yelstin elected President of Russian Federation
12 Jun 1994
48th Tony Awards Angels in America Perestroika & Passion win
12 Jun 1994
Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
12 Jun 1994
Moshood Abiola declares himself lawful President of Nigeria
12 Jun 1996
3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
12 Jun 1996
Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler working women & Asians
12 Jun 1997
1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
12 Jun 1999
Kosovo War Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
12 Jun 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.
12 Jun 2002
36th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards Dixie Chicks Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win
12 Jun 1880
Worcester Ruby Legs pitcher Lee Richmond throws first perfect game in MLB history in 1-0 win over Cleveland Blues at the Agricultural County Fair Grounds Worcester
12 Jun 1894
British Open Mens Golf Royal St Georges GC J.H. Taylor wins first Open played outside Scotland beats Douglas Rolland by 5 strokes
12 Jun 1896
England cricket spin bowler Jack Hearne sets record for earliest date taking 100 first-class wickets in a season when he captures 9-73 for the MCC in an innings & 18 run drubbing of Australia at Lords
12 Jun 1910
Dutch soccer club PEC forms in Zwolle re-named FC Zwolle in 1990 and back to PEC Zwolle in 2012
12 Jun 1916
US National Championship Womens Tennis Forest Hills NY Defending champion Molla Bjurstedt outclasses Louise Hammond Raymond 6-0 6-1
12 Jun 1922
St Louis Cardinals make MLB record 10 straight hits in 6th inning of a 14-8 win over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl Philadelphia
12 Jun 1930
German boxer Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey by disqualification in 4 rounds in NYC for vacant NBA NYSAC The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles first time title won on a foul
12 Jun 1939
Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Cooperstown New York
12 Jun 1954
Milwaukee Braves spot starting pitcher Jim Wilson throws first no-hitter in history of County Stadium when he blanks Philadelphia Phillies 2-0
12 Jun 1965
Morio Shigematsu of Japan runs world record marathon (21200) in the Polytechnic Marathon in London England
12 Jun 1967
Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings at D.C. Stadium
12 Jun 1970
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis no-hits the Padres 2-0 at San Diego Stadium
12 Jun 1973
New Zealand all-rounder Bevan Congdon scores 176 as Kiwis chase 479 in 1st Test v England at Nottingham tourists just miss out dismissed for 440
12 Jun 1983
LPGA Championship Womens Golf Jack Nicklaus GC Patty Sheehan comes from 7 strokes behind with a final round a 66 (6) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sandra Haynie
12 Jun 1983
Senior Tournament Players Championship Mens Golf Canterbury GC Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler
12 Jun 1988
Senior Tournament Players Championship Mens Golf TPC of Sawgrass Billy Casper wins final career major title by 2 strokes from Al Geiberger
12 Jun 2004
A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries
12 Jun 2004
WLAF World Bowl 12 Arena AufSchalke Gelsenkirchen Berlin Thunder beats Frankfurt Galaxy 30-24
12 Jun 1910
Dutch soccer club PEC forms in Zwolle renamed FC Zwolle in 1990 and back to PEC Zwolle in 2012
12 Jun 1944
British 12th airborne battalion and the 13th & 18th Hussars attack and capture Brville
12 Jun 1963
American civil rights activist Medgar Evers is assassinated by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson Mississippi
12 Jun 1967
In the case of Loving v. Virginia United States Supreme Court unanimously strikes down laws against interracial marriages
12 Jun 1984
38th NBA Championship Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers 4 games to 3 to win the championship title
12 Jun 1458
Magdalen College Oxford founded by William Waynflete Bishop of Winchester
12 Jun 1902
Australian parliament agrees to Commonwealth Franchise Act granting female suffrage
12 Jun 1920
52nd Belmont Clarence Kummer aboard Man o War wins by massive 20 lengths in world record 214.2
12 Jun 1979
Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185 ft-1 inch record broken in 1992
12 Jun 1979
Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston Massachusetts
12 Jun 1997
1st ever baseball regular season inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
12 Jun 1560
Battle of Okehazama Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto in Owari Province Japan
12 Jun 1667
Raid on the Medway Dutch fleet sails up the Medway destroying British naval ships and capturing the flagship HMS Royal Charles
12 Jun 1672
French army under General Turenne crosses the Rhine at Lobith during the Dutch War
12 Jun 1701
Act of Settlement gives English and Scottish crown to Sophia Princess of Hanover (as granddaughter of James VI and I of Scotland and England). Her son George I inherits in 1714.
12 Jun 1787
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention (held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania) agree to requirement providing a senator must be at least 30 years old [1]
12 Jun 1861
Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50000 volunteers to stop Federal invasion from taking over his state after US Army forces led by Nathaniel Lyon arrest pro-Confederate state militia at Fort Jackson
12 Jun 1902
Horn & Hardart opens 1st automat (self-service restaurant) in the US on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
12 Jun 1965
Queen Elizabeths Birthday Honours List names The Beatles as MBEs (Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) dozens of past winners return medals in protest
12 Jun 1977
Stephen Schwartzs musical Pippin starring Ben Vereen Irene Ryan and Jill Clayburgh and directed by Bob Fosse closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances and 5 Tony Award wins
12 Jun 1994
48th Tony Awards Angels in America Perestroika (play) & Passion (musical) win
12 Jun 1770
Patent for Spinning Jenny first multiple spinning machine that would revolutionise cotton spinning granted to English weaver James Hargreaves [1]
12 Jun 1792
British explorer Captain George Vancouver lands on the site of what is now Vancouver British Columbia
12 Jun 1864
Battle of Trevilian Station the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War ends with a Confederate tactical victory and Union successful retreat in Louisa County Virginia
12 Jun 1979
Bryan Allen flies a human-powered aircraft the Gossamer Albatross over English Channel taking 2 hrs 49 min [1]
12 Jun 1982
750000 anti-nuclear demonstrators rally in Central Park NYC
12 Jun 2008
Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union.
12 Jun 2009
Protests in Iran following the presidential election.
12 Jun 2009
Stanley Cup Final Joe Louis Arena Detroit MI Pittsburgh Penguins edge Detroit Red Wings 2-1 for a 4-3 series win Penguins 3rd Championship
12 Jun 2009
TSC All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.
12 Jun 2011
65th Tony Awards The Book of Mormon (musical) & War Horse (play) win
12 Jun 2012
An Australian coroners report rules that a dingo was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980
12 Jun 2012
The chemical compound NOTT-202 which is capable of selectively absorbing carbon dioxide is created
12 Jun 2012
World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer
12 Jun 2014
Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
12 Jun 2015
Al-Qaedas 2nd-in-command Nasser al-Wuhayshi (Osama Bin Ladens former private secretary) is killed in a US air strike in Yemen
12 Jun 2015
Zimbabwe discards its own currency offering an exchange of 1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars
12 Jun 2016
Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando Florida killing 49 injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US
12 Jun 2016
Stanley Cup Final SAP Center San Jose CA Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks 3-1 for a 4-2 series victory Penguins 4th title