0816 – Pope Leo III dies
1020 – Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury dies
1381 – Peasants’ Revolt: In England rebels arrive at Blackheath.
1418 – An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
1418 – Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, dies (b. 1360)French military leader.
1442 – Alfonso V of Aragon was crowned King of Naples.
1514 – Foi criada a diocese do Funchal
1519 – Cosimo I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany was born (d. 1574)
1653 – First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard – lasted until June 13.
1665 – England installs a municipal government in New York City. This was the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.
1675 – Duke Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy dies (b. 1634)
1758 – French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg – James Wolfe‘s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
1775 – American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts.
1780 – Nasce José Xavier Mouzinho da Silveira, político português (m. 1849)
1827 – Johanna Spyri, was born (d. 1901). Swiss author.
1834 – Foi fundada a Associação Comercial de Lisboa.
1850 – Nasceu o explorador português Roberto Ívens.
1856 – Morte de José María Alfaro Zamora (presidente da Costa Rica 1842-1844 e 1846-1847)
1861 – William Attewell, was born (d. 1927). Nottinghamshire bowler .
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor – General Ulysses S. Grant pulls his troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
1875 – Sam De Grasse, was born (d. 1953). Actor.
1875 – Publicado Zé Povinho, o personagem de Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro
1889 – 88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in Northern Ireland.
1890 – Egon Schiele, was born (d. 1918). Painter and graphic artist.
1892 – Djuna Barnes, was born (d. 1982). Author.
1896 – J.T. Hearne sets a record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets.
1897 – Anthony Eden, was born (d. 1977). Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1898 – Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines‘ independence from Spain.
1903 – Emmett Hardy, was born (d. 1925). Jazz musician.
1905 – Ray Barbuti,was born (d. 1988). American athlete.
1915 – Christopher Mayhew, was born (d. 1997). British politician.
1915 – David Rockefeller, was born. Banker.
1916 – Ivan Tors, was born (d. 1983). Movie producer.
1916 – Irwin Allen, was born (d. 1991). Movie producer.
1918 – Samuel Z. Arkoff, was born (d. 2001). Movie producer.
1919 – Uta Hagen, was born (d. 2004). Actress.
1920 – Dave Berg, was born (d. 2002). Cartoonist for Mad Magazine.
1921(some sources say 1919) – Vera Ralston, was born. Actress.
1921 – James Houston, was born. Artist.
1921 – Fundação do Figueirense Futebol Clube (Brasil).
1921 – Nace Luis García Berlanga.
1924 – George H. W. Bush, was born. 41st President of the United States.
1926 – Brazil quit the League of Nations in protest over plans to admit Germany.
1928 – Vic Damone,was born. Singer.
1929 – Anne Frank, was born (d. 1945). Nazi victim known for her diary.
1929 – Brigid Brophy, was born. British writer .
1930 – Otto Schenk, was born. Actor and director.
1930 – Jim Nabors, was born. Actor and musician.
1931 – Muere el pintor y escritor Santiago Rusiñol.
1931 – Charlie Parker equals record for the earliest date to reach 100 wickets. Tich Freeman reaches 100 wickets a day later.
1932 – Rona Jaffe, was born. Novelist
1935 – Senator Huey Long of Louisiana makes the longest speech on Senate record. The speech took 15 1/2 hours and was filled by 150,000 words.
1935 – Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
1935 – Christoph Meckel, was born. Writer
1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
1940 – World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel at St. Valery-en-Caux.
1941 – Chick Corea, was born. Musician
1941 – Marv Albert, was born. Sportscaster
1942 – Holocaust: Future essayist Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1945 – Pat Jennings, was born. Football player
1946 – Harry Glasper, was born. Writer.
1950 – Morreu o historiador e fundador da Academia Portuguesa de História João Freitas
1954 – Canonización de Domingo Savio por el papa Pío XII.
1957 – Javed Miandad, was born. Great cricketer and coach, Pakistan national cricket team
1957 – Jimmy Dorsey, dies (b. 1904). American musician.
1962 – John Ireland, dies (b. 1879). English composer.
1963 – Medgar Evers, dies (b. 1925). American civil rights activist.
1963 – Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison and Richard Burton premieres at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.
1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron de la Beckwith.
1964 – South Africa sentences Nelson Mandela to life in prison.
1966 – Hermann Scherchen, ddeis (b. 1891). German conductor.
1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1967 – Venera program: Venera 4 is launched (it will become the first space probe to enter another planet‘s atmosphere and successfully return data).
1972 – Morre Ludwig von Bertalanffy, biólogo austríaco.
1973 – Nascimento de Victor Ikpeba. Jogador nigeriano de futebol.
1974 – Nascimento de Flávio da Conceição. Jogador brasileiro de futebol.
1974 – Jason Mewes, was born. Actor.
1974 – Hideki Matsui, was born. Major League Baseball player.
1975 – España: se inaugura en Barcelona la Fundació Miró.
1978 – David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
1979 – Bryan Allen flies the Gossamer Albatross, man powered, across the English Channel.
1980 – Milburn Stone, dies. Actor
1981 – Major League Baseball players begin a 49 day strike over the issue of free-agent compensation.
1981 – Adriana Lima, was born. Model
1982 – 750,000 people rally against nuclear weapons in New York City‘s Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt are in attendance.
1983 – Norma Shearer, dies (b. 1902). Actress.
1985 – Portugal (represented by Mario Soares) and 8 hours later Spain sign treaty of adhesion to European Economic Comunity.
1985 – Norre Marcela Paz, (Esther Huneus de Claro). Escritora infantil chilena
1987 – The Central African Republic‘s former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
1987 – Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
1987 – Predator opens in theaters, directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
1988 – Rusty Wallace wins the last Nascar Winston Cup race at the Riverside International Raceway
1990 – The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty (see Russia Day).
1991 – Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of their republic.
1991 – Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls win their first National Basketball Association championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.
1993 – The Los Angeles radio station KROQ opens the first annual of their live concert Weenie Roat with Terence Trent D’Arby, Dramarama, Gin Blossoms, The Lemonheads, The London Suede, The Posies, Rocket From the Crypt, Bettie Serveert, Stone Temple Pilots, The The and X.
1993 – Eleições presidenciais na Nigéria.
1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O. J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.
1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson, dies (b. 1959). American ex-wife of O. J. Simpson.
1994 – Ronald Goldman, dies (b. 1969). American actor and mode.
1994 – At the Tony Awards, “Angels in America: Perestroika” won best play while “Passion” won best musical.
1995 – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, dies (b. 1920). Italian pianist
1996 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
1997 – Interleague play begins in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.
1997 – The United States Department of the Treasury unveils a new $50 bill meant to be more counterfeit-resistant.
1997 – Mary Robinson, Pres. of Ireland, was named the top human rights official for the United Nations.
1998 – A jury in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, convicts 17-year-old Luke Woodham of killing two students and wounding seven others at Pearl High School.
1999 – Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins – NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enter the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
2000 – Luis Figo scores one of the greatest goals of all time against England at the UEFA European Championship. Portugal won 3-2 after have being to lose 0-2
2000 – Morreu o rei sírio Hafez-Al-Assad.
2002 – Bill Blass, dies (b. 1922). Fashion designer.
2003 – Gregory Peck, dies (b. 1916). American actor.
2004 – The Los Angeles radio station KROQ opens the twelfth annual of their live concert Weenie Roast with Bad Religion, Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, The Hives, Hoobastank, The Killers, Modest Mouse, New Found Glory, Story of the Year, The Strokes, Velvet Revolver, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Yellowcard.
2004 – A 1.3 kg chondrite type meteorite struck a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.
2004 – Portugal Euro 2004 begins with Open Cerimony in Dragão’s Stadium (Porto). Portugal lost in front Greece (1-2). Portugal reached the final against Greece and lost again (0-1). Começa em Portugal o Campeonato Europeu de Futebol
Roman Empire – sixth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
Philippines – Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) 1898
Russian Federation – Russia Day (Independence Day) 1990
United Kingdom – Trooping the Colour (Military celebration of the monarch’s official birthday held in London on the second Saturday of June)
Brazil – Dia dos Namorados
World Day Against Child Labor.
On this day in History – Jun 12 Junho 12, 2005
0816 – Pope Leo III dies