This Day in History on 12 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 12 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Day Against Child Labour

Important Events

1758: French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.

1891: Gandhiji sailed for India and reached in July.

1849: Lewis Phectic Haslett received a patent for a gas mask.

1897: Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (negligible death toll).

1905: Gopalkrishna Gokhale founded the Servants of India Society.

1913: John Bray’s first American cartoon film ‘The Artist’s Dream’ was released.

1947: Gandhiji addresses Congress Working Committee.

1952: J&K Assembly decided to terminate hereditary monarchy.

1960: 783 Sikhs are arrested while demonstrating for an independent Sikh state in New Delhi.

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

1975: Allahabad court voids Indira Gandhi’s election as premier, citing corruption at New Delhi.

1990: Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1D) launched. This is an operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite. It is still in service. It was launched by US Delta launch vehicle, Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.

1990: Russian Federation parliament formally declared itself to be sovereign. This day is celebrated as Russia Day.

1994: World’s biggest twinjet, Boeing 777, took its first flight.

1996: India’s new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda wins vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha and will rule as head of the United Front coalition.

1997: Jain hawala case dropped against former ministers Kamal Nath, B.D. Dhakne, Chand Ram and Bhuta Singh.

1997: Sitaram Kesri elected president of Congress I (6224 votes. Sharad Pawar-888; Rajesh Pilot-354).

Birthday / Anniversary

1894: Purushottam Vishwanath Bapat, internationally famed Pali language expert, translator, and editor was born.

1929: Anne Frank, a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish origin.

1932: Padmini, an Indian actress, and trained Bharatanatyam dancer.

1957: Javed Miandad, a Pakistani cricket coach, commentator, and former cricketer.

1975: Anjana Om Kashyap, an Indian journalist, and anchor.

1985: Blake Ross, an American software engineer who is best known for his work as the co-creator of the Mozilla Firefox internet browser with Dave Hyatt.

Death / Death Anniversary

1761: Balaji Bajirao (Nanasaheb), third Peshwa, died after losing in the battle of Panipat. (12 or 23)

1972: D. G. Tendulkar, the historian who had written the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, died.

1976: Gopinath Kaviraj, Indian philosopher, and scholar (b. 1887)

1978: Guo Moruo, a Chinese archaeologist, historian, poet, politician, and writer.

2000: Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, a Marathi writer, and humorist from Maharashtra, India.

2015: Nek Chand Saini, a self-taught Indian artist.

2020: Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlavi, an Indian Urdu poet, scholar, and journalist.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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