2021 June

June 12: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 12

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?

1982

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

Source WNYC
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 Secret and opened first store in San Francisco.

1967

The US Supreme Court ruled interracial marriage legal.

1965

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

1964

Nelson Mandela was committed to life in jail.

1963

Epic historical drama movie “Cleopatra” was released.

OTD in 1963: 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 hung upside down 40 feet in the air in New York City, US.

OTD in 1923: Harry Houdini broke free from a straitjacket while hung upside down 40 feet in the air in New York City
Source LA Times

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