June 12


July 5, 2022

June 12 is the 163rd day of the year of the Gregorian calendar, 164th when it is a leap year, then there are 202 left. Its equivalent was usually 24 Prairial of the French Republican/Revolutionary calendar, officially referred to as the day of the milk curd (from a variety of bedstraw in botany). June 11 - June 12 - June 13


12th century BC. -1184 (night of June 11 to 12): capture of Troy by the Achaeans.

14th century

1381: tens of thousands of peasants demanding the end of serfdom in Great Britain storm London.

15th century

1429: Joan of Arc climbs the ramparts, brandishing her standard, and brings down the Place de Jargeau. 1446: end of the fighting of the old Zurich war.

16th century

1550: foundation of Helsinki, by Gustave Ier Vasa. 1560: Oda Nobunaga wins the Battle of Okehazama.

17th century

1653: Beginning of the Battle of Gabbard, during the First Anglo-Dutch War. 1665: Thomas Willett becomes the first mayor of New York. 1672: Louis XIV crosses the Rhine, at the head of his army, at the ford of Tolhuis.

18th century

1758: the English begin to take possession of the French entrenchments outside the Fortress of Louisbourg during the Seven Years' War. 1776: Adoption of the Virginia State Bill of Rights. 1790: Avignon asks for its attachment to France. 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch, during the Irish Rebellion.

19th century

1860: creation of the State Bank of the Russian Empire. 1864: During the Civil War, the Battle of Cold Harbor is one of the bloodiest battles in American history, and also one of the most controversial. 1866: secret alliance between Austria and France against Prussia. 1898: declaration of independence of the Philippines.

20th century

1902: Women's Suffrage Act in Australia 1935: ceasefire between Paraguay and Bolivia. 1940: at the end of the battle of Saint-Valery, between twelve thousand and twenty-six thousand soldiers, including at least eight thousand British, are captured by the German army. 1957: Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury becomes Chairman of the Board, in France. 1964: Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment. 1967: in the United States, the Loving v. Virginia, US Supreme Court strikes down racial restrictions on marriages. 1987: death sentence for the former emperor of the Central African Republic, Jean-Bedel Bokassa. 1990 : Russia proclaims its sovereignty, in relation to a U.S.S.R. on borrowed time. The Islamic Salvation Front wins the local elections in Algeria. 1991: Boris Yeltsin is elected President of Russia.

21st century

2005: French Liberation journalist Florence Aubenas and her Iraqi guide are freed by their captors after being taken hostage for 5 months (see(e) the day before, June 11). 2006: signing of a Stabilization and Association Agreement (S.A.A.) between the European Union and Albania, with a view to the latter's future accession to the E.U. 2009: re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iranian president. 2012: United Nations Security Council Resolution 2050 on nuclear non-proliferation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. UN Security Council No. 2051 on the situation in the Middle East. 2014: Tikrit massacre. 2016: Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida (USA); the shooter, Omar Mateen, is killed in a shootout with police. 2017: American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma, after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison, and dies a week later. 2018: Greece and Macedonia announce an agreement on the name of