June 12: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, June 12, 1965, the discovery of “blue galaxies” was announced?

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.

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 interesting facts about June 12th in history!

What Events Happened On June 12 In History?

2018 The leaders of North Korea and the USA met for the first time ever.

OTD in 2018: The leaders of North Korea and the USA met for the first time ever.

US President Donald Trump met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at the 2018 North Korea–United States Singapore Summit in Singapore. North Korea's newly-developed nuclear capabilities largely prompted the summit. The two leaders agreed on North Korea's denuclearization in return for greater security guarantees. Further peace talks and friendlier relations were also on the table.

1997 Queen Elizabeth II reopened the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London.

The reconstructed theatre, named Shakespeare's globe, was created to be as faithful as possible to the original design, which burnt down in 1613.

1982 Nearly one million people protested for the disarmament of nuclear weapons in Central Park, New York City.


1981 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.

1977 Roy and Gaye Raymond founded Victoria’s Secret and opened its first store in San Francisco.

1967 The US Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage legal.

1965 The idea of the Big Bang Theory being the creation of the universe was supported by scientists.

1964 Nelson Mandela was committed to life in jail.

1963 The epic historical drama movie “Cleopatra” was released.

OTD in 1963: The epic historical drama movie "Cleopatra" was released.

The movie was the highest growing film of the decade, with a budget of $31.1 million.

1942 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."

1931 American gangster Al Capone was charged with conspiracy to violate Prohibition laws between 1922 & 1931.

1923 Harry Houdini broke free from a straitjacket while hanging upside down 40 feet in New York City, US.

OTD in 1923: Harry Houdini broke free from a straitjacket while hanging upside down 40 feet in New York City
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1651 The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, a fountain, was unveiled in Rome.

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.

Famous People Born On June 12

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Dave Franco! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

1929 Anne Frank

German-Dutch Diarist

Anne Frank
Died On:
Mar 12, 1945 (Age 15)
Born In:
Frankfurt, Germany

1985 Dave Franco

American Actor

Dave Franco
37 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1981 Adriana Lima

Brazilian Model

Adriana Lima
41 years old
Born In:
Bahia, Brazil

1985 Kendra Wilkinson

American TV Personality

Kendra Wilkinson
37 years old
Born In:
California, USA

Special Holidays On June 12

Here are some interesting holidays that are celebrated on this day.

June 12: National Red Rose Day

National Red Rose Day

There are many different colored roses, and each has different meanings behind them. Today is National Red Rose Day, and we all know this rose is all about passion, romance, and love. So be sure to gift your lover a red rose on this special day.

June 12: National Loving Day

National Loving Day

National Loving Day celebrates the anniversary of the 1967 Loving v. Virginia court decision that allowed interracial marriage across the US. Today Loving Day is all about celebrating love in all its forms, so get outside and share your love with the world!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

The world’s smallest mammal, a Bumblebee Bat, weighs about the same as a US dime. Native to Myanmar and Thailand, these bats are endangered.

June 12 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on June 12th share the Gemini star sign.

The Gemini is alarmingly adaptable to a wide range of social situations. Whenever there is a Gemini in the room, they will be very confident with everyone around them.

All those born in June have the Alexandrite birthstone. Alexandrite was named after Alexander II of Russia, whose birthday was the same day the gemstone was first discovered.

If you were born on June 12, you would likely have been conceived on or around September 19 of the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be born around March 5th, 2024.

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