Famous Events on this Day in History, June 12:

28 - Gaius Carrinas' triumphant procession through Rome
1381 - Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
1418 - An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
1442 - King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples
1523 - Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
1534 - Turkish adm Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap & plunder Naples
1552 - Land guardians of Netherlands attacks Verdun
1553 - King Edward VI accept archbishop Cranmers "42 Articles"
1560 - Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
1575 - William of Orange marries Charlotte de Bourbon
1653 - -13] Battle at North Foreland: English fleet beats Dutch
1653 - First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
1665 - English rename New Amsterdam, NY, after Dutch pull out
1665 - England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
1667 - -13] Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet
1672 - French army under Gen 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
1701 - Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
1714 - Prussia & Russia sign secret treaty
1775 - 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) 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
1812 - Napoleon invades Russia
1819 - Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
1830 - Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
1838 - Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass
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 Ky)
1859 - Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
1860 - The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
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 2:42.25
1880 - 1st baseball perfect game-John Richmond of Worcester beats Cleve
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 Wisc)
1889 - 88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
1892 - Neth Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
1896 - J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season.
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 US control
1899 - New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200.
1900 - German Navy Law calls for massive increase in sea power
1903 - Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
1903 - The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music.
1907 - Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
1908 - Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC)
1909 - "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1
1910 - PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
1913 - "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
1915 - 29th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Hazel Wightman (46 62 60)
1916 - 30th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Louise Raymond (60 61)
1916 - Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US 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 & beats Phillies 14-8
1923 - Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC
1925 - William DeHart Hubbard of US, 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 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7
1930 - 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn
1930 - Heavyweight Max Schmeling KOs Jack Sharkey in NYC
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 & perjury
1933 - Financial & Economy World conference opens (66 countries)
1934 - Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines
1935 - Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
1935 - Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15½ hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words)
1936 - 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa)
1937 - 41st US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
1937 - USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues
1939 - 43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Phila CC in Phila
1939 - Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY
1939 - Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
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 & 18th Hussars conquer
1944 - British 12th battalion conquers Bréville
1944 - Churchill/Marshall/Arnold visit Montgomery's HQ in Chateau de Creully
1944 - US troop march into Carentan/Caumont, Normandy
1945 - US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa
1947 - Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win Brit Women's Amateur Golf Champ
1948 - "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
1948 - "Sleepy Hallow" closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances
1948 - "William Tell Overture" by Spike Jones peaks at #6
1948 - 48th US 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
1950 - 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
1950 - Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game
1952 - USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
1954 - "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 perfs
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 - Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0
1955 - "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
1955 - Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
1957 - Paul Anderson of US 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 - SF 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 govt
1962 - USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m
1963 - "Cleopatra" premieres in NYC
1964 - Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
1965 - "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
1965 - "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 perfs
1965 - "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 perfs
1965 - Beatles are awarded MBE
1965 - Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)
1965 - Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
1965 - Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance, "American Bandstand"
1965 - South Vietnam Gen Nguyen Cao Ky succeeds Phan Huy Quat as premier
1965 - Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies
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 - 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
1967 - Wash Senators beat Chic White Sox, 6-5, in 22 innings
1968 - "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 perfs
1970 - Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0
1971 - Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
1972 - John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
1973 - Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
1973 - Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
1975 - Billy Williams's 400th career HR
1975 - Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965
1976 - "Yes, Yes, Yes" by Bill Cosby hits #46
1977 - "Pippin" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1944 performances
1977 - 23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi
1977 - Ground-breaking ceremonies for Pres Kennedy library
1978 - David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
1978 - US House of Representatives allows live radio coverage
1979 - Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
1979 - Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Assn meditation in Boston
1979 - Sanista occupies parts of Managua
1979 - Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson
1979 - Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
1980 - Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests
1981 - "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres
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 pres election
1982 - 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
1982 - Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
1982 - Paul Simon & 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 v Australia
1986 - P W Botha declares South African national emergency
1987 - Central Afr Rep ex-emperor Jean-Bédell 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
1988 - The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.
1989 - "Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
1989 - Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
1990 - Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite Neth 1-1 in World Cup game
1990 - NY 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
1990 - NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
1991 - 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA 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 - -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain
1994 - 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
1994 - Cab Calloway suffered massive stroke at his home in White Plaines NY
1994 - Liselotte Neumann wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
1996 - 3 Phila Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
1996 - Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
1997 - 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
1997 - MTV Movie Awards
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.
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.
2002 - Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.
2004 - A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.
2008 - Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union.
2009 - Protests in Iran following the presidential election.
2009 - TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.
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