is the 164th day of the year (165th in June 12 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year.
1381 - Peasants' Revolt: In England rebels arrive at Blackheath.
1418 - An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
1429 - Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.
1560 - Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
1653 - First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard – lasted until June 13.
1665 - England installs a municipal government in New York City. This was the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.
1758 - French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg commences.
1775 - American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offered a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
1830 - Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers landed 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
1859 - The Comstock Lode is discovered near Virginia City.
1860 - The State Bank of the Russian Empire established.
1864 - American Civil War Overland Campaign: 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 and moves south.
1880 - The first baseball perfect game is pitched by John Lee Richmond.
1885 - At a murder trial in France, a roof collapses, killing 30 people.
1889 - 88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
1896 - J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets.
1898 - Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.
1899 - New Richmond Tornado: 8th deadliest tornado in U.S. history - killing 117 and injuring around 200 people.
1902 - Australia: Women in the four Australian States without female suffrage achieved the right to vote in Commonwealth elections under Section 3 of the Commonwealth Franchise Act for an Uniform Federal Franchise. Specifically excluded from enrolling to vote were 'aboriginal native[s] of Australia Africa Asia or the Islands of the Pacific except New Zealand' unless covered under Section 41 of the Constitution of Australia.
1903 - Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music.
1922 - St.Louis Browns pitcher Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth three consecutive times.
1922 - In Windsor Castle, King George V receives the colours of the six Irish regiments that are to be disbanded - the Royal Irish Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, the South Irish Horse, the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
1931 - Charlie Parker equals cricket record for the earliest date to reach 100 wickets. Tich Freeman reaches 100 wickets a day later.
1935 - Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay, fighting since 1932.
1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated in Cooperstown.
1939 - Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
1940 - World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
1942 - Holocaust: Future essayist Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1943 - Holocaust: German Nazis liquidate Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. On Saturday morning, 1,180 Jews of Berezhany were led to face death at city's old Jewish graveyard, where they had been shot into a mass grave.
1963 - Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is shot dead in front of his home in Jackson by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
1964 - Anti- apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1967 - The United States Supreme Court in declares all Loving v. Virginia U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1967 - Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere and successfully return data).
1978 - David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
1979 - Bryan Allen flies the Gossamer Albatross, man powered, across the English Channel.
1981 - Major League Baseball players begin a 49 day strike over the issue of free-agent compensation.
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 - Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate.
1990 - Russia Day – The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
1991 - Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of their republic.
1993 - Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola elected President of Nigeria in record turnout for Nigerian elections.
1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.
1994 - German districts Röbel and Waren are merged to form Müritz
1994 - Maiden flight of the Boeing 777
1996 - In Philadelphia, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
1997 - Interleague play begins in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series (with the exception of the All-Star Game).
1997 - The United States Department of the Treasury unveils a new $50 bill meant to be more counterfeit-resistant. 
1998 - The Philippines celebrates its centennial year of Independence from Spain.
1999 - Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins – 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.
2004 - A 1.3 kg chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie causing serious damage but no injuries.
1107 - Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
1519 - Cosimo I de' Medici (d. 1574)
1577 - Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
1659 - Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Japanese samurai (d. 1719)
1775 - Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
1777 - Robert Clark, American politician (d. 1837)
1802 - Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
1812 - Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)
1819 - Charles Kingsley, English writer (d. 1875)
1827 - Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (d. 1901)
1861 - William Attewell, English cricketer (d. 1927)
1875 - Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (d. 1953)
1888 - Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
1890 - Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)
1892 - Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
1897 - Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
1899 - Fritz Albert Lipmann, American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
1902 - Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (d. 1973)
1903 - Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)
1905 - Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
1906 - Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
1908 - Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian TV pioneer and president of the CBC (d. 1988)
1908 - Marina Semenova, Russian ballerina
1908 - Otto Skorzeny, Famous WWII German Operative (d. 1975)
1910 - Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)
1912 - Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
1913 - Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general (d. 1996)
1915 - Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
1915 - David Rockefeller, American banker
1916 - Irwin Allen, American film producer (d. 1991)
1918 - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
1919 - Uta Hagen, American actress (d. 2004)
1920 - Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
1920 - Jim Siedow, American actor (d. 2003)
1921 - Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
1921 - James Houston, Canadian artist (d. 2005)
1924 - George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
1926 - Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler (d. 2006)
1928 - Vic Damone, American singer
1928 - Richard M. Sherman, American songwriter
1929 - Brigid Brophy, British writer
1929 - Anne Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim (d. 1945)
1930 - Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
1930 - Jim Nabors, American actor
1932 - Rona Jaffe, American novelist
1932 - Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian athlete (d. 2002)
1933 - Eddie Adams, American photographer, won Pulitzer Prize (d. 2004)
1934 - John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (d. 2001)
1937 - Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician
1938 - Tom Oliver, Australian actor
1939 - Frank McCloskey, American politician (d. 2003)
1941 - Marv Albert, American sportscaster
1941 - Chick Corea, American musician
1941 - Roy Harper, English musician
1941 - Lyman Ward, Canadian/American actor
1942 - Bert Sakmann, German physiologist, Nobel laureate
1942 - Len Barry, American singer and musicien ( The Dovells)
1945 - Pat Jennings, Northern Irish footballer
1946 - Harry Glasper, English writer
1946 - Michel Bergeron, NHL head coach
1948 - Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
1949 - Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player
1949 - John Wetton, English musician ( Asia)
1951 - Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
1951 - Bun E. Carlos, American musician ( Cheap Trick)
1951 - Brad Delp, American singer ( Boston) (d. 2007)
1952 - Pete Farndon, English musician ( The Pretenders) (d. 1983)
1952 - Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush
1953 - Allan Weiner, American radio station owner
1956 - Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer
1956 - Rob Collins, English musician ( The Charlatans) (d. 1996)
1957 - Timothy Busfield, American actor
1957 - Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1958 - Rebecca Holden, American actress and singer
1959 - John Linnell, American musician ( They Might Be Giants)
1959 - Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian ( Kids in the Hall)
1961 - Jim Goad, American author
1962 - Paul Clark, English musician ( The Bolshoi)
1963 - Jerry Lynn, American professional wrestler
1963 - Johnny Weiss, American professional wrestler
1964 - Paula Marshall, American actress
1965 - Filip Topol, Czech musician and writer
1965 - Vicky Vette, Norwegian-born adult film actress
1967 - Frances O'Connor, Australian actress
1968 - Scott Aldred, American baseball player
1968 - Bobby Sheehan, American musician ( Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
1969 - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (Omen, Bikini) (d. 2007)
1969 - Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
1971 - Mark Henry, American professional wrestler
1971 - Ryan Klesko, American baseball player
1973 - Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer
1973 - Darryl White, Australian rules footballer
1974 - Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
1974 - Jason Mewes, American actor
1976 - Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
1979 - Dallas Clark, American football player
1979 - Wil Horneff, American actor
1980 - Larry Foote, American football player
1981 - Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel
1982 - Ben Blackwell, American musician
1982 - Jason David, American football player
1983 - Josh Dies, American author and musician ( Showbread)
1983 - Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
1983 - Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
1985 - Tasha-Ray Evin, Canadian musician ( Lillix)
1985 - Kendra Wilkinson, American Playboy bunny/Playmate
1985 - Chris Young, American musician
1992 - Allie DiMeco, American actress
816 - Pope Leo III
918 - Ethelfleda, Lady of the Mercians
1020 - Lyfing
1418 - Bernard VII, Constable of France (b. 1360)
1435 - John FitzAlan, English military leader (b. 1408)
1560 - Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
1560 - Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
1565 - Adrianus Turnebus, French classical scholar (b. 1512)
1567 - Richard Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
1647 - Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian
1675 - Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy (b. 1634)
1734 - James FitzJames, French military commander (b. 1670)
1758 - Augustus William (b. 1722)
1772 - Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
1778 - Philip Livingston, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1716)
1816 - Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)
1818 - Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
1904 - Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
1912 - Frédéric Passy, French economist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1822)
1917 - Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan pianist (b. 1853)
1937 - Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
1957 - Jimmy Dorsey, American musician (b. 1904)
1962 - John Ireland, English composer (b. 1879)
1963 - Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist (b. 1925)
1966 - Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (b. 1891)
1969 - Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
1978 - Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
1980 - Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
1980 - Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
1980 - Masayoshi Ohira, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
1982 - Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
1983 - Norma Shearer, Canadian actress (b. 1902)
1989 - Lou Monte, American singer (b. 1917)
1994 - Ronald Goldman, American actor and model (b. 1969)
1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson, American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson (b. 1959)
1994 - Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe (b. 1902)
1994 - Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (b. 1949)
1995 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (b. 1920)
1997 - Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
2000 - P.L.Deshpande, Marathi Writer (b. 1919)
2002 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer (b. 1922)
2003 - Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)
2005 - Scott Young. Canadian sports novelist and educationist (b. 1918)
2006 - György Ligeti, Hungarian composer (b. 1923)
2006 - Kenneth Roy Thomson, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
2007 - Don Herbert aka " Mr. Wizard", American television host (b. 1917)
Holidays and observances Edit
Liturgical feasts Edit
Saints Basilides, Quirinus, Nabor and Nazarius (and Celsus), martyrs
Saint Cunera [HCC]
Blessed Eskill, bishop, martyr [ GTZ: Scandinavia]
Saint John of Sahagun, hermit, confessor
Saint Leo III died 816
Saint Odulf of Oirschot died 865
Odulph, confessor [GTZ: Cologne; HCC, in red]
Blessed Guido (died 1250)
Saints Nabor and Nazarius, martyrs [GTZ: St. Avold]
Blessed Onuphrius, monk
Saint Rufus, bishop, martyr [WTS (Bruges)]
Blessed Ternan, bishop, confessor [ GTZ: Scotland]
Saint Ursinus, bishop of Bourges, confessor (Translation day) [GTZ: Rouen]
Saint Pharaildis, virgin [GTZ: Artois]
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51 Familypedia people were born on June 12
91 Familypedia people died on June 12
51 Familypedia people were first married on June 12