On This Day: June 12

JUNE 12TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LOVING DAY / NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL JERKY DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GEORGE H. W. BUSH (1924, 94)
  • VIC DAMONE (1928-2018)
  • ANNE FRANK (1929-1945)
  • JIM NABORS (1930-2017)
  • MARV ALBERT (1941, 77)
  • BRAD DELP (1951-2007)
  • TIMOTHY BUSFIELD (1957, 61)
  • ALLY SHEEDY (1962, 56)
  • KENDRA WILKINSON (1985, 33)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1665, NEW AMSTERDAM IS TRANSFERRED FROM DUTCH TO BRITISH CONTROL AND IS RENAMED NEW YORK
  • IN 1775, THE US WINS THE FIRST NAVAL BATTLE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND CAPTURES THE BRITISH SHIP MARGARETTA
  • IN 1787, THE U.S. SETS THE MINIMUM AGE TO BE A SENATOR AT 30
  • IN 1792, CAPTAIN GEORGE VANCOUVER DISCOVERS BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • IN 1830, 34,000 TROOPS CAPTURE ALGERIA FOR THE FRENCH
  • IN 1838, THE IOWA TERRITORY IS FORMED
  • IN 1859, THE FIRST SILVER MINE IS DISCOVERED IN NEVADA
  • IN 1864, THE BATTLE OF TREVILIAN STATION IN VIRGINIA BECOMES THE BLOODIEST BATTLE OF THE CIVIL WAR.
  • IN 1897, THE HIGHEST LEVEL EARTHQUAKE IN RECORDED HISTORY KILLS 1,500 IN INDIA
  • IN 1917, SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION IS EXTENDED TO INCLUDE THE PRESIDENT’S FAMILY
  • IN 1923, HARRY HOUDINI SUSPENDS HIMSELF UPSIDE DOWN ABOVE NEW YORK CITY AND ESCAPES A STRAIGHT JACKET MID AIR
  • IN 1931, AL CAPONE IS INDICTED ON 5,000 COUNTS OF PROHIBITION AND PERJURY
  • IN 1935, SENATOR HUEY LONG OF LOUISIANA GIVING A 15 ½ HOUR SPEECH OF OVER 150,000 WORDS ON THE SENATE FLOOR
  • IN 1939, THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME OPENS IN COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK
  • IN 1939, PARAMOUNT PICTURES BEGINS FILMING “DR. CYCLOPS”, THE FIRST HORROR FILM SHOT IN COLOR
  • IN 1942, ANNE FRANK RECEIVES A DIARY FOR HER 13TH BIRTHDAY
  • IN 1942, HITLER BEGINS ENSLAVING PEOPLE OF SLAVIC DESCENT
  • IN 1948, ROSSINI’S OPERA “WILLIAM TELL” DEBUTS IN PARIS
  • IN 1955, NBC AIRS THE FINALLY EPISODE OF “MISTER PEEPERS”
  • IN 1958, ABC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “MAKE ME LAUGH”. IT WOULD BE BROUGHT BACK IN SYNDICATION IN 1979.
  • IN 1963, NAACP SECRETARY MEDGAR EVERS IS KILLED OUTSIDE HIS HOME IN MISSISSIPPI. TWO ALL-WHITE JURIES FAIL TO CONVICT HIS ASSUMED KILLER
  • IN 1964, “CLEOPATRA” PREMIERES IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1964, NELSON MANDELA IS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
  • IN 1965, AMERICAN BANDSTAND HOSTS THE FIRST EVER TELEVISION APPEARANCE OF SONNY AND CHER
  • IN 1965, THE SUPREMES HIT #1 WITH “BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN”
  • IN 1967, THE SUPRME COURT RULES THAT ANY LAWS AGAINST INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE ARE INVALID
  • IN 1967, THE 5TH JAMES BOND MOVIE “YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE” OPENS STARRING SEAN CONNERY. IT IS WRITTEN BY ROALD DAHL
  • IN 1968, “ROSEMARY’S BABY” OPENS
  • IN 1970, JANIS JOPLIN PERFORMS LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1972, JOHN LENNON RELEASES “SOMETIME IN NYC”
  • IN 1972, RONNIE SPECTOR AND HER MOTHER FLED HER HUSBAND PHIL’S MANSION IN BEVERLY HILLS BAREFOOT, LEAVING BEHIND THEIR THREE CHILDREN
  • IN 1976, BILL COSBY PEAKS AT #46 WITH “YES, YES, YES”
  • IN 1977, GROUND IS BROKEN IN DORCHESTER FOR THE JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
  • IN 1978, DAVID BERKOWITZ IS SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON
  • IN 1979, THE DETRIOT TIGERS HIRE SPARKY ANDERSON AS THEIR MANAGER
  • IN 1981, STEPHEN SPEILBERG RELEASES “INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK”
  • IN 1981, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BEGINS A 50 DAY STRIKE
  • IN 1982, AN ANTI-NUCLEAR WAR IN CENTRAL PARK IN NYC DRAWS 750,000 PEOPLE
  • IN 1987, PRESIDENT REAGAN GIVES HIS FAMOUS “TEAR DOWN THIS WALL” SPEECH
  • IN 1990, MARIAH CAREY RELEASES HER SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
  • IN 1991, BORIS YELTSIN IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA
  • IN 1993, GREEN JELLY PEAKS AT #17 WITH “THREE LITTLE PIGS”
  • IN 1994, NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON AND RONALD GOLDMAN ARE MURDERED AT HER HOME IN LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1996, A FEDERAL COURT IN PHILADELPHIA INVALIDATES AN INDECENCY BAN ON THIS INTERNET
  • IN 1996, MARGE SCHOTT IS FORCED TO GIVE UP DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF THE CINCINATTI REDS AFTER MAKING NUMEROUS RACIST AND ANTI-SEMETIC STATEMENTS
  • IN 1997, JOEL SCHUMAKER RELEASES THE INFAMOUS “BATMAN AND ROBIN” WHICH IS BEST KNOWN FOR GEORGE CLOONEY WEARING A BAT SUIT WITH NIPPLES
  • IN 1999, COURTNEY COX MARRIES DAVID ARQUETTE
  • IN 2007, MICHAEL BAY RELEASES THE FIRST “TRANSFORMERS” MOVIE
  • IN 2008, COLDPLAY RELEASES “VIVA LA VIDA”
  • IN 2009, ALL AMERICAN TELEVISION BROADCASTS ARE SWITCHED FROM ANALOG TO DIGITAL TRANSMISSION
  • IN 2010, PIXAR RELEASES “TOY STORY 3”
  • IN 2012, A CORONER CONFIRMS THAT A BABY WHO DIED IN 1980 IN AUSTRALIA WAS IN FACT KILLED BY A DINGO, ENDING 30 YEARS OF SPECULATION
  • IN 2013, RUSSIA ENACTS A LAW PROHIBITING “GAY PROPOGANDA”

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