June 12

June 12 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on June 12, include:

  • Crowded Nest Awareness Day 
  • International Cachaca Day 
  • Loving Day 
  • National Jerky Day 
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day 
  • Poultry Day 
  • Red Rose Day 
  • Superman Day 
  • World Day Against Child Labor 



2017 Weekly Holidays that include June 12, are:

  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 8-14, 2017 (Last Full Week of June)
  • National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 11-17, 2017 (Week with June 12th in it)
  • National Body Piercing Week - June 11-16, 2017
  • National Flag Week - June 11-17, 2017 (The Week that starts with June 9th, so it includes June 14th - Flag Day)
  • National Little League Baseball Week - June 12-18, 2017 (Week beginning on the Second Monday in June)
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy Day - June 12-13
  • Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 - Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
  • Worldwide Knit (and Crotchet) in Public Week - June 11-19, 2016

2017 Monthly Holidays that include June 12, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our June Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of June.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26 - June 12, 2017
  • Vivid Sydney - May 26 - June 17, 2017 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
  • Expo 2017 - Universal Exposition held between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 12 is Gemini.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of June are:

  • The Rose which is the most popular flower in the world, symbolizes love and appreciation!
  • Honesuckle which signifies a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.

Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for June is:

  • Pearls which have been popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty.
  • Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rate and change color based on the lighting
  • Moonstone


Famous Birthdays

  • 1806 - John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer who designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869)
  • 1915 - David Rockefeller, CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank
  • 1916 - Irwin Allen, American director and producer (The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno)
  • 1924 - George H.W. Bush, American lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, 43rd U.S. Vice President from 1981-1989 and 41st U.S. President from 1989-1993.  He was also the Director of the CIA.
  • 1929 - Anne Frank, German-Dutch author and Holocaust victim (Diary of Anne Frank) (d. 1945)
  • 1930 - Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (The Andy Griffith Show)
  • 1957 - Timothy Busfield, American actor, director and producer (Thirtysomething, The West Wing)
  • 1958 - Meredith Brooks, American singer and songwriter
  • 1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer, songwriter and guitarist 
  • 1979 - Robyn, Swedish singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer


Famous Deaths

  • 1957 - Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer and orchestra leader (The Dorsey Brothers) (b. 1904)
  • 1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American murder victim and ex-wife of O.J. Simpson
  • 1994 - Ronald Goldman, American waiter who was killed along with Nicole Simpson Brown (b. 1968)
  • 2002 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer who founded Bill Blass Limited (b. 1922)
  • 2003 - Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1971 - Tricia Nixon, daughter of former U.S. President Richard & Pat Nixon marries Edward F. Cox at the White House
  • 1994 - U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong who was the first person to walk on the moon, marries 2nd wife Carol H. Knight
  • 1999 - Actor and film director David Arguette marries actress Courteney Cox. They divorced in 2013.


Quote of the Day


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

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This Day in History

  • 1665 - England installs a municipal government in New York City
  • 1775 - During the American Revolution, British General Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts and offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. Excluded from the amnesty would be Samuel Adams and John Hancock who were to be hanged if captured.
  • 1776 - Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
  • 1908 - The Lusitania crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a record 4 days and 15 hours
  • 1917 - The Secret Service extend protection of President to his family
  • 1923 - While suspended upside down and 40 feet above the ground in New York City, Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket
  • 1942 - Anne Frank receives her diary as a birthday present for her thirteenth birthday
  • 1964 - Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
  • 1967 - The US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia
  • 1978 - The "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, David Berkowitz is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings
  • 1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin Wall
  • 1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson, the wife of O.J. Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, CA. O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the killings, but held liable in a wrongful death civil suit
  • 1997 - Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London
  • 2010 - Toy Story 3 starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy and becomes the 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

This Day in Music

  • 1954 - Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley is released
  • 1963 - Surfer Girl and Little Deuce Coup are recorded by The Beach Boys
  • 1964 - She's Not There is recorded by The Zombies (video shown below)
  • 1965 - Sonny & Cher make their first TV appearance on American Bandstand
  • 1973 - We're an American Band is recorded by Grand Funk
  • 2003 - Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Queen and Little Richard are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame


This Day in Sports

  • 1907 - The New York Yankees commit 11 errors and lose 14-6 to the Tigers
  • 1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York
  • 1966 - Mickey Wright wins the LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1967 - The Washington Senators beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings
  • 1975 - Billy Williams hits his 400th career HR
  • 1990 - Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's becomes the 2nd to steal 900 bases

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Make Shift (verb)

1.  (dated) To contrive; to invent a way of surmounting a difficulty.

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