June 12 in History

June 12 in Pop Culture History

June 12th is…
Jerky Day
National Loving Day
Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Peruvian Hairless Dog Day
National Red Rose Day

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, 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 Los Angeles, California home.

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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