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  • Congress Poland, Russian Empire (Now Poland)
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1883

    Marie Curie

    Graduating From a Gymnasium For Girls

    Congress Poland, Russian Empire (Now Poland)
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1883

    When she was ten years old, Maria began attending the boarding school of J. Sikorska; next she attended a gymnasium for girls, from which she graduated on 12 June 1883 with a gold medal.




  • Moscow, Russian Empire
    Monday Jun 12, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    All prisoners are released

    Moscow, Russian Empire
    Monday Jun 12, 1905

    12 June: All prisoners are released. Most mill owners flee to Moscow. Neither side gives in.




  • Phocaea, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Friday Jun 12, 1914

    Armenian Genocide

    Massacre of Phocaea

    Phocaea, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Friday Jun 12, 1914

    Occurred in June 1914, as part of the ethnic cleansing policies of the Ottoman Empire. It was perpetrated by irregular Turkish bands against the predominantly ethnic Greek town of Phocaea, modern Foça, on the east coast of the Aegean Sea. The massacre was part of a wider anti-Greek campaign of genocide launched by the Young Turk Ottoman authorities, which included boycott, intimidation, forced deportations, and massive killings; and was one of the worst attacks during the summer of 1914.




  • Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1923

    Mao Zedong

    The Third Congress of the Communist Party

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1923

    At the Third Congress of the Communist Party in Shanghai in June 1923, the delegates reaffirmed their commitment to working with the KMT. Supporting this position, Mao was elected to the Party Committee, taking up residence in Shanghai.




  • Spain
    Friday Jun 12, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    Prime Minister Casares Quiroga met General Juan Yagüe

    Spain
    Friday Jun 12, 1936

    On 12 June, Prime Minister Casares Quiroga met General Juan Yagüe, who falsely convinced Casares of his loyalty to the republic. Mola began serious planning in the spring. Franco was a key player because of his prestige as a former director of the military academy and as the man who suppressed the Asturian miners' strike of 1934. He was respected in the Army of Africa, the Army's toughest troops. He wrote a cryptic letter to Casares on 23 June, suggesting that the military was disloyal, but could be restrained if he were put in charge. Casares did nothing, failing to arrest or buy off Franco.




  • England
    Saturday Jun 12, 1954

    Alan Turing

    Turing's Remains Were Cremated

    England
    Saturday Jun 12, 1954

    Turing's remains were cremated at Woking Crematorium on 12 June 1954 and his ashes were scattered in the gardens of the crematorium, just as his father's had been.




  • Cuba
    Sunday Jun 12, 1955

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    26th of July Movement

    Cuba
    Sunday Jun 12, 1955

    The best known of these anti-Batista groups was the "26th of July Movement" (MR-26-7), founded by a lawyer named Fidel Castro. With Castro as the MR-26-7's head, the organization was based upon a clandestine cell system, with each cell containing ten members, none of whom knew the whereabouts or activities of the other cells.


  • Cyprus
    Thursday Jun 12, 1958

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    The crisis reached a climax

    Cyprus
    Thursday Jun 12, 1958

    The crisis reached a climax on June 12, 1958 when eight Greeks, out of an armed group of thirty five arrested by soldiers of the Royal Horse Guards on suspicion of preparing an attack on the Turkish quarter of Skylloura, were killed in a suspected attack by Turkish Cypriot locals, near the village of Geunyeli having being ordered to walk back to their village of Kondemenos.


  • Cuba
    Friday Jun 12, 1959

    Che Guevara

    A three-month tour

    Cuba
    Friday Jun 12, 1959

    On June 12, 1959, Castro sent Guevara out on a three-month tour of 14 mostly Bandung Pact countries (Morocco, Sudan, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Yugoslavia, Greece) and the cities of Singapore and Hong Kong.


  • Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1962

    June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt: Escape from Alcatraz

    Discovery of the escape

    Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1962

    The escape was not discovered until the morning of June 12, 1962, due to the successful dummy head ruse. At the time of the escape, Warden Olin G. Blackwell was on vacation in Lake Berryessa in Napa County, California, and he did not believe the men could have survived the waters and make it to shore. In a joint effort, multiple military and law-enforcement agencies conducted extensive air, sea, and land search over the next 10 days. On June 14, a Coast Guard cutter picked up a paddle floating about 200 yards (180 m) off the southern shore of Angel Island.


  • South Africa
    Friday Jun 12, 1964

    Nelson Mandela

    In The Court

    South Africa
    Friday Jun 12, 1964

    On 12 June 1964, justice De Wet found Mandela and two of his co-accused guilty on all charges; although the prosecution had called for the death sentence to be applied, the judge instead condemned them to life imprisonment.Mandela and his co-accused were transferred from Pretoria to the prison on Robben Island, remaining there for the next 18 years.


  • Russia
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Struggle emerged between the RSFSR and the Soviet Union

    Russia
    Tuesday Jun 12, 1990

    Yeltsin was supported by democratic and conservative members of the Supreme Soviet, who sought power in the developing political situation. A new power struggle emerged between the RSFSR and the Soviet Union. On June 12, 1990, the Congress of People's Deputies of the RSFSR adopted a declaration of sovereignty.


  • Russia
    Wednesday Jun 12, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Russia's President Boris Yeltsin

    Russia
    Wednesday Jun 12, 1991

    On June 12, 1991, Boris Yeltsin won 57 percent of the popular vote in the democratic elections, defeating Gorbachev's preferred candidate, Nikolai Ryzhkov, who won 16 percent of the vote. Following Yeltsin's election as president, Russia declared itself independent.


  • Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 12, 1994

    Neil Armstrong

    2nd Marriage

    Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 12, 1994

    He met his second wife, Carol Held Knight, at a golf tournament in 1992, when they were seated together at breakfast. She said little to Armstrong, but two weeks later he called her to ask what she was doing. She replied that she was cutting down a cherry tree, and 35 minutes later Armstrong was at her house to help. They were married in Ohio on June 12, 1994, and had a second ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in California. He lived in Indian Hill, Ohio.


  • Turku, Finland
    Wednesday Jun 12, 1996

    Nokia

    Nokia sold its television business

    Turku, Finland
    Wednesday Jun 12, 1996

    On 12 June 1996, Nokia announced the sale of its television business to Canada/Hong Kong-based Semi-Tech Corporation. The sale included a factory in Turku, and the rights to use the Nokia, Finlux, Luxor, Salora, Schaub-Lorenz and Oceanic brands until the end of 1999.


  • Pristina, Kosovo
    Saturday Jun 12, 1999

    Kosovo War

    The First NATO troops to enter Pristina

    Pristina, Kosovo
    Saturday Jun 12, 1999

    The first NATO troops to enter Pristina on the 12th of June 1999 were Norwegian special forces from Forsvarets Spesialkommando (FSK) and soldiers from the British Special Air Service 22 S.A.S., although to NATO's diplomatic embarrassment Russian troops arrived first at the airport.


  • Kosovo
    Saturday Jun 12, 1999

    Kosovo War

    The NATO-led peacekeeping Kosovo Force (KFOR) began entering Kosovo

    Kosovo
    Saturday Jun 12, 1999

    On 12 June, after Milošević accepted the conditions, the NATO-led peacekeeping Kosovo Force (KFOR) began entering Kosovo. KFOR had been preparing to conduct combat operations, but in the end, its mission was only peacekeeping. It was based upon the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps headquarters commanded by then Lieutenant General Mike Jackson of the British Army.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Introducing Clickable Hashtags

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

    On June 12, Facebook announced that it was introducing clickable hashtags to help users follow trending discussions, or search what others are talking about on a topic.


  • Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 12, 2016

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Orlando Nightclub Shooting

    Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 12, 2016

    On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. Orlando Police Department officers shot and killed him after a three-hour standoff.


  • Singapore
    Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

    Kim Jong-un

    First summit with US President Donald Trump

    Singapore
    Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

    On 12 June, Kim held his first summit with US President Donald Trump and signed a declaration, affirming a commitment to peace, nuclear disarmament, and the repatriation of the remains of U.S. war dead.


  • Singapore
    Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

    Donald Trump

    Trump and Kim held a summit in Singapore

    Singapore
    Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

    On June 12, 2018, Trump and Kim held a summit in Singapore, resulting in North Korea affirming its promise to work toward complete denuclearization.


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