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  • June 12, 1897 CE – More than 1500 Killed by Earthquake in Assam, India

    Along the southern edge of the Himalayas, one of the world's most diverse geographical areas spreads out like a lush green carpet.  The natural beauty – raved about for generations by natives and visitors alike – fell victim to the worst Mother Nature has to offer on June 12, 1897.  Shortly after 5pm that evening, a thunderous rumbling was heard… Read More →

June 12 - List of Other Events in the world
Year Events
1550 King Gustav I of Sweden founded the city of Helsinki, Finland. At that time, the city belonged to Sweden
1665 England installed a municipal government in New York City on this day.
1776 On this day, the Virginia Declaration of Rights was adopted.
1889 Eighty people were killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh.
1898 On this day, General Emilio Aguinaldo declared the independence of the Philippines from Spain.
1899 At least 117 people were killed and around 200 injured in the New Richmond tornado. It was the eighth deadliest tornado in the history of the United States.
1905 Gopal Krishna Gokhale established the Servants of India Society in Pune, India.
1935 Bolivia and Paraguay negotiated a ceasefire thus ending the Chaco War
1939 The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York, on this day.
1942 On her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank received a diary.
1943 Holocaust: Germany liquidated the Jewish Ghetto in Brze?any, Poland. Berezhany is now a part of Ukraine.
1963 Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
1964 Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison on this day for sabotage in South Africa.
1972 Popeyes, a fast food restaurant chain, was founded in Arabi, Louisiana.
1987 At the Brandenburg Gate, US President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to pull down the Berlin wall
1990 On this day, the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declared its sovereignty.
1991 Boris Yeltsin was elected president of Russia.
1993 An election took place in Nigeria; however, it was later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
1994 On this day, the Boeing 777 made its first flight.
1997 Queen Elizabeth II reopened the Globe Theatre in London on this day.
2009 Wide ranging protests took place in Iran and around the world regarding a disputed presidential election in Iran.
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