Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (Week 38)

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.

1991
Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines begins erupting for the first time in 600 years.
1985
The U.S. House of Representatives approves $27 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.
1977
David Berkowitz gets 25 years to life for the Son of Sam murders in New York.
1972
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.
1967
The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban interracial marriages.
1963
Black civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated by a gunman outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
1942
American bombers strike the oil refineries of Ploesti, Romania for the first time.
1937
Eight of Stalin’s generals are sentenced to death during purges in the Soviet Union.
1931
Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws.
1926
Brazil quits the League of Nations in protest over plans to admit Germany.
1921
President Warren Harding urges every young man to attend military training camp.
1920
Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president and Calvin Coolidge for vice president.
1918
The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurs in France.
1901
Cuba agrees to become an American protectorate by accepting the Platt Amendment.
1862
Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart begins his ride around the Union Army outside of Richmond, Virginia.
1849
The gas mask is patented by Lewis P. Haslett.
1812
Napoleon Bonaparte and his army invade Russia.
1442
Alfonso V of Aragon is crowned King of Naples.

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