June 12 in History
What happened on June 12 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on june 12 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on june 12 in history.
Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines begins erupting for the first time in 600 years.
The U.S. House of Representatives approves $27 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.
David Berkowitz gets 25 years to life for the Son of Sam murders in New York.
At a hearing in front the of a U.S. House of Representatives committee, Air Force General John Lavalle defends his orders on engagement in Vietnam.
The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban interracial marriages.
Black civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated by a gunman outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
American bombers strike the oil refineries of Ploesti, Romania for the first time.
Eight of Stalin’s generals are sentenced to death during purges in the Soviet Union.
Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws.
Brazil quits the League of Nations in protest over plans to admit Germany.
President Warren Harding urges every young man to attend military training camp.
Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president and Calvin Coolidge for vice president.
The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurs in France.
Cuba agrees to become an American protectorate by accepting the Platt Amendment.
Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart begins his ride around the Union Army outside of Richmond, Virginia.
The gas mask is patented by Lewis P. Haslett.
Napoleon Bonaparte and his army invade Russia.
Alfonso V of Aragon is crowned King of Naples.