June 12th is Red Rose Day as well as Loving Day.
Today marks the 163rd day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 202 days left until the end of the year.
Those of you who were born on June 12th share the Gemini star sign.
If today is your birthday or you simply wish to know more about June 12, you’ll love our collection of events that all happened on this day, including facts about history, and what celebrity you share your birthday with.
Did you know that on this day in 1965, the discovery of “blue galaxies” was announced? This supported the theory of the Big Bang Theory being the creation of the universe.
Keep reading for more facts about June 12th in history!
What Happened On June 12 In History?
Nearly one million people protested for the disarmament of nuclear weapons in Central Park, New York City.
Indiana Jones’ first movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by Steven Spielberg was released.
The estimated budget for the production was $18 million, and the movie has made over $384 million since its release.
Roy and Gaye Raymond founded Victoria Secret and opened first store in San Francisco.
The US Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage legal.
The idea of Big Bang Theory being the creation of the universe was supported by scientists.
Nelson Mandela was committed to life in jail.
Epic historical drama movie “Cleopatra” was released.
The movie was the highest growing film of the decade with a budget of $31.1 million.
Anne Frank received her famous diary.
Her first entry was, "I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support."
American gangster Al Capone was charged with conspiracy to violate Prohibition laws between 1922 & 1931.
Harry Houdini broke free from a straitjacket while hung upside down 40 feet in the air in New York City, US.
The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi was unveiled in Rome on this day.
The famous fountain known as the fountain of the four rivers was built behind curtains at the time, so although residents knew something was being constructed, they had no idea what. This was to emphasize the reveal and create a large-scale event to draw people to Piazza Navona.