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.
1381: tens of thousands of peasants demanding the end of serfdom in Great Britain storm London.
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.
1550: foundation of Helsinki, by Gustave Ier Vasa.
1560: Oda Nobunaga wins the Battle of Okehazama.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greece and Macedonia announce an agreement on the name of