June 12 in Pop Culture History

June 12

1790 – A ‘Red Globe’ was being reported by many people, flying over France.

1849 – A gas mask “inhaler or lung protector” was patented (#X006529) by Lewis Phectic Haslett of Louisville, Ky.

1899 (Tornado) New Richmond, Wisconsin

1906 – Sound movies were patented (#823,022) by John Ballance.

1913 – John Randolph Bray exhibited the first animated cartoon, a movie called The Artist’s Dream (aka The Dachsund) in which a dog ate sausages until he exploded.

1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York.

1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1965 #1 Hit June 12, 1965 – June 18, 1965: The SupremesBack In My Arms Again

1967 – The US Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declared all US state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

1971 #1 Hit June 12, 1971 – June 18, 1971: The Honey ConeWant Ads

1972 – Fast food restaurant chain Popeyes was founded in Arabi, Louisiana.

1979 – Cyclist Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel; it was powered solely by human power.

1987 – Predator and The Witches of Eastwick were released in theaters

1987 – “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” – Ronald Reagan, referring to the Berlin Wall.

1992 – Housesitter debuted in theaters

1998 – Geraldo ended (syndicated show)

1998 – Can’t Hardly Wait, Six Days, Seven Nights and Dirty Work were released in theaters

1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California.

1997 – Queen Elizabeth II reopened the Globe Theatre in London.

1999 #1 Hit June 12, 1999 – July 16, 1999: Jennifer LopezIf You Had My Love

1999 – The Style Network made its debut.

2015 – Jurassic World and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl debuted in theaters


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