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June 12th, 2008 (June 12 2008)EventIreland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union.
June 12th, 2004 (June 12 2004)EventA 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.
June 12th, 2000 (June 12 2000)EventSandro 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.
June 12th, 1999 (June 12 1999)EventKosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
June 12th, 1996 (June 12 1996)EventIn Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
June 12th, 1994 (June 12 1994)EventNicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.
June 12th, 1993 (June 12 1993)EventChief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola is elected President of Nigeria in record turnout for Nigerian elections. Osho Quotes
June 12th, 1991 (June 12 1991)EventRussians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
June 12th, 1990 (June 12 1990)EventRussia Day - the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
June 12th, 1988 (June 12 1988)EventThe Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland s first competitive match at a major football tournament.
June 12th, 1987 (June 12 1987)EventThe Central African Republic s former Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule. Bede Quotes
June 12th, 1987 (June 12 1987)EventCold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate.Ronald Reagan Quotes
June 12th, 1982 (June 12 1982)EventOver 750,000 people attend a concert in New York s Central Park to support MUSE (or Musicians United for Safe Energy, aka: No Nukes), to see Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt (among others) perform.James Brown Quotes
June 12th, 1979 (June 12 1979)EventBryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
June 12th, 1978 (June 12 1978)EventDavid Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
June 12th, 1967 (June 12 1967)EventThe United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
June 12th, 1967 (June 12 1967)EventVenera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet s atmosphere and successfully return data).
June 12th, 1964 (June 12 1964)EventAnti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.Nelson Mandela Quotes
June 12th, 1963 (June 12 1963)EventCivil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
June 12th, 1943 (June 12 1943)EventHolocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews are led to the city s old Jewish graveyard and shot.
June 12th, 1942 (June 12 1942)EventHolocaust: future essayist Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.Anne Frank Quotes
June 12th, 1940 (June 12 1940)EventWorld War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.Erwin Rommel Quotes
June 12th, 1939 (June 12 1939)EventShooting begins on Paramount Pictures Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
June 12th, 1935 (June 12 1935)EventChaco War ends: a truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
June 12th, 1931 (June 12 1931)EventCharlie Parker equals cricket record for the earliest date to reach 100 wickets in a season. Tich Freeman reaches 100 wickets a day later.
June 12th, 1922 (June 12 1922)EventIn Windsor Castle, King George V receives the colours of the six Irish regiments that are to be disbandedthe 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.
June 12th, 1903 (June 12 1903)EventThe Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music.
June 12th, 1902 (June 12 1902)EventAustralia: women in the four Australian States without female suffrage are given the right to vote in Commonwealth elections under Section 3 of the Commonwealth Franchise Act for a Uniform Federal Franchise. Specifically excluded from enrolling to vote are 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.
June 12th, 1899 (June 12 1899)EventNew Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200.
June 12th, 1898 (June 12 1898)EventPhilippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines independence from Spain.
June 12th, 1896 (June 12 1896)EventJ.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season.
June 12th, 1889 (June 12 1889)Event88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
June 12th, 1864 (June 12 1864)EventAmerican Civil War Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold HarborUlysses 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.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
June 12th, 1860 (June 12 1860)EventThe State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
June 12th, 1849 (June 12 1849)EventThe gas mask is patented by Lewis Haslett in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.
June 12th, 1830 (June 12 1830)EventBeginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
June 12th, 1775 (June 12 1775)EventAmerican 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.Samuel Adams Quotes
June 12th, 1758 (June 12 1758)EventFrench and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg - James Wolfe s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
June 12th, 1665 (June 12 1665)EventEngland installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).
June 12th, 1653 (June 12 1653)EventFirst Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
June 12th, 1560 (June 12 1560)EventBattle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
June 12th, 1429 (June 12 1429)EventHundred 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. Joan of Arc Quotes
June 12th, 1418 (June 12 1418)EventAn insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
June 12th, 1381 (June 12 1381)EventPeasants Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

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