Sunday, 12 June 2016


Historical events that took place on the 12th of June

1885: 30 people were killed at a murder trial in France after the roof collapsed

1892: The Netherlands’ Society for currency and coin collection was formed

1903: The Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada was incorporated as a city

1918: The 1st air bombing raid by an American unit occurred

1937: The U.S.S.R executed 8 army leaders

1942: Tornado killed 35 people in Oklahoma City

1962: Three convicts dug their way out of Alcatraz using a spoon

1964: Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa

1991: Mount Pinatubo Volcano in Philippines erupted

1991: Boris Yelstin was elected as the president of the Russian Federation

1993: Late M.K.O Abiola won the Nigerian Presidential election which was annulled

1994: Pope John Paul II visited Spain

2004: George Bush, the former President of the United States of America Celebrated his 80th birthday by skydiving

2008: Irish voters rejected the treaty of Lisbon

2014: The 2014 FIFA world cup tournament opened in Brazil



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