June 12th- This Day In History


June 12 is the 163rd day of the year. There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

+ 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, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.

+ 1775 – American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer 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.

+ 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

+ 1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

+ 1963 – NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith during the Civil Rights Movement.

+ 1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle "Ron" Goldman are murdered outside Simpson's home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O.J. Simpson is later charged but acquitted by a jury of the murders.

+ 2016 – Forty-nine civilians are killed and 53 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, was killed in a gunfight with police.

( Births )

+ 1924 – George H. W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States

+ 1929 – Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist; victim of the Holocaust (d. 1945)

+ 1930 – Jim Nabors, American actor and singer

+ 1941 – Marv Albert, American sportscaster

+ 1971 – Mark Henry, American weightlifter and wrestler

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