Historical Events In June - 12
Sunday, 20 January 2019
1935 Christoph Meckel, writer on this day in history.
1936 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1394 Algoa on this day in history.
1936 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa) on this day in history.
1936 On this day in history isidore Weiss, French world checker champion, dies
1937 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continued on June - 12.
1937 On June - 12 41st US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich
1939 On this day in history the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. is dedicated.
1939 43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Phila CC in Phila on this day in history.
1940 HMS CALYPSO, sunk Eastern Mediterranean, south of Crete by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Bagnolini' on June - 12.
1942 Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City on June - 12.
1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present (Amsterdam) on June - 12.
1942 On this day in history walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36
1943 On June - 12 himmler orders extermination of all Polish ghettos
1944 On June - 12 first V-1 rocket reaches London.
1944 Piolet Off. Andrew C. Mynarski (Royal Cdn. Air Force) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France on this day in history.
1944 The first V1 rocket falls on England during World War 2 on June - 12.
1944 On this day in history 1st V-1 rocket assault on London
1945 US 7th Marine regiment conquer summit of Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa on June - 12.
1946 Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies on June - 12.
1947 On June - 12 babe Didrikson is 1st American to win Brit Women's Amateur Golf Champ
1947 Jazeps Medins, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history in British Columbia. W. A. C. Bennett 1900-1979 invited to form a Social Credit minority government after BC provincial election; start of 20 years of power for the Socreds.
1952 On June - 12 michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
1957 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs) on this day in history.
1957 On June - 12 james F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
1961 The DND buys 66 F-101 Voodoos in exchange for US control of Pinetree Line, plus a Mutual Air Program for purchase of 200 Canadian-built F-104 Starfighters on this day in history.
1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m on June - 12.
1962 On this day in history john N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
1963 Civil rights leader Medger Evers is shot and killed in front of his Jackson, Mississippi home on this day in history.
1963 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80 on June - 12.
1964 South Africa sentences Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment on June - 12.
1965 On this day in history rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
1965 On this day in history the Beatles are awarded the MBE
1966 On June - 12 hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74