Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 12

  • June 12, 1665
    England installs a municipal government in New York City, the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam
  • June 12, 1701
    The Act of Settlement establishes the order of succession to the English throne and gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • June 12, 1776
    Virginia's colonial legislature becomes the first to adopt a Bill of Rights which grants every individual the right to the enjoyment of life and liberty and to acquire and possess property
  • June 12, 1792
    George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • June 12, 1849
    Gas mask is patented by Lewis Haslett
  • June 12, 1898
    Emilio Aguinaldo, rebel leader and the first president, proclaims Philippine independence from Spain
  • June 12, 1944
    Germany launches the first V-1 flying bombs against Britain: from 55 launch sites, seven are able to launch a total of ten flying bombs during the night, of which three reach England
  • June 12, 1963
    African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, aged 37, is gunned down in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi, United States
  • June 12, 1964
    South African justice Quartus de Wet sentences anti-apartheid politician Nelson Mandela and two of his co-accused to life imprisonment
  • June 12, 1967
    Six-Day War between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria ends with conquest of Sinai Peninsula and the West Bank of the Jordan River by Israel
  • June 12, 1982
    Israel invades Lebanon after an attempt of Abu Nidal Organization to assassinate Shlomo Argov, Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • June 12, 1987
    During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall
  • June 12, 1991
    Boris Yeltsin is elected President of Russia, the largest and most populous of the fifteen Soviet republics
  • June 12, 1997
    The Globe Theater, a theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare, is reopened by Queen Elizabeth II
  • June 12, 1999
    NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping forces KFOR enter the province of Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • June 12, 2008
    A public vote in Ireland on the European Union's Lisbon treaty results in a "no" decision, by 53.4 percent to 46.6, while all members of the European Union must ratify the treaty for it to take effect
  • June 12, 2009
    Official results of presidential election in Iran show Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defending his re-election with 62.6 percent of votes which lead to a series of sustained protests

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