On June 12, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. In the Gregorian calendar, June 12th is the 163rd day of the year. On this day, Al Capone is charged with 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury, Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa, and King Gustav I of Sweden establishes the city of Helsinki, Finland.
Gemini is the zodiac sign for June 12th. George H.W. Bush, David Rockefeller, Chris Young, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Mark Henry are just a few of the famous people that were born on this day. It’s National Loving Day today.
(June 12, 1817)Karl von Drais is the inventor of the dandy horse, the first type of bicycle.
(June 12, 1935)Bolivia and Paraguay arrange a cease-fire, effectively ending the Chaco War.
(June 12, 1939)Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film shot in three-strip Technicolor, begins production at Paramount Pictures.
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