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Tuesday 12 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Children's Day in Haiti
  • Dia dos Namorados (Brazil)
  • Global Economics Day (Date in 2018. Celebrated at the International Business Festival (June 12 - 28, 2018), which takes place in Liverpool, UK every two years. The 2018 Festival celebrated and supported business, through unmissable conferences, seminars and bespoke business brokerage meetings at Exhibition Centre Liverpool for three weeks, bringing a world of business to anticipated crowds of thousands of delegates.The Festival hosted more than 100 individual events organized to promote economic stability and opportunities in a changing world and demonstrate the potential of the international market.)
  • Helsinki Day (Finland)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898.
  • Loving Day (is the biggest multiracial celebration in the United States. This is anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states.")

Events

  • 1991 – Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.
  • 1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
  • 1944 – American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan.
  • 1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1864 – American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their position at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
  • 1775 – American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
  • 1653 – First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
  • 1550 – The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
  • 910 – Battle of Augsburg: The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army under King Louis the Child, using the famous feigned retreat tactic of the nomadic warriors.

Births

  • 1990 – Jrue Holiday, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Dave Melillo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player
  • 1985 – Blake Ross, American computer programmer, co-created Mozilla Firefox
  • 1985 – Chris Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Kendra Wilkinson, American model, actress, and author
  • 1982 – Ben Blackwell, American drummer
  • 1982 – Diem Brown, German-American journalist and activist (d. 2014)
  • 1982 – Jason David, American football player
  • 1980 – Larry Foote, American football player
  • 1979 – Dallas Clark, American football player
  • 1979 – Earl Watson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1977 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Antawn Jamison, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1975 – Bryan Alvarez, American wrestler and journalist
  • 1975 – Stéphanie Szostak, French-American actress
  • 1974 – Jason Mewes, American actor and producer
  • 1974 – Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Jason Caffey, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Mark Henry, American weightlifter and wrestler
  • 1971 – Ryan Klesko, American baseball player
  • 1969 – Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
  • 1968 – Bobby Sheehan, American bass player and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1968 – Scott Aldred, American baseball player and coach
  • 1965 – Gwen Torrence, American sprinter
  • 1964 – Kent Jones, American journalist
  • 1964 – Paula Marshall, American actress
  • 1963 – Jerry Lynn, American wrestler
  • 1960 – Joe Kopicki, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – John Linnell, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1958 – Meredith Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957 – Timothy Busfield, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1953 – Rocky Burnette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Junior Brown, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Spencer Abraham, American academic and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy
  • 1951 – Brad Delp, American musician and singer (Boston - RTZ) (d. 2007)
  • 1951 – Bun E. Carlos, American drummer
  • 1948 – Len Wein, American comic book writer and editor
  • 1942 – Len Barry, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1941 – Chick Corea, American pianist and composer
  • 1941 – Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician
  • 1941 – Marv Albert, American sportscaster
  • 1939 – Frank McCloskey, American sergeant and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1937 – Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1934 – John A. Alonzo, American actor and cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1933 – Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1931 – Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1931 – Trevanian, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1930 – Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
  • 1930 – Jim Nabors, American actor and singer
  • 1928 – Richard M. Sherman, American composer and director
  • 1928 – Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1924 – George H. W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States
  • 1924 – Grete Dollitz, German-American guitarist and radio host (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Dave Berg, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • 1919 – Uta Hagen, German-American actress and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1918 – Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • 1916 – Irwin Allen, American director and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1916 – Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1915 – David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman (d. 2017)
  • 1915 – Priscilla Lane, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1914 – William Lundigan, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1912 – Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1905 – Ray Barbuti, American sprinter and football player (d. 1988)
  • 1899 – Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1899 – Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (d. 1982)
  • 1883 – Robert Lowie, Austrian-American anthropologist and academic (d. 1957)
  • 1877 – Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (d. 1971)
  • 1864 – Frank Chapman, American ornithologist, photographer, and author (d. 1945)
  • 1841 – Watson Fothergill, English architect, designed the Woodborough Road Baptist Church (d. 1928)
  • 1806 – John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869)
  • 1800 – Samuel Wright Mardis, American politician (d. 1836)
  • 1798 – Samuel Cooper, American general (d. 1876)
  • 1795 – John Marston, American sailor (d. 1885)
  • 1777 – Robert Clark, American physician and politician (d. 1837)
  • 1771 – Patrick Gass, American sergeant (Lewis and Clark Expedition) and author (d. 1870)

Deaths

  • 2016 – George Voinovich, American politician (b. 1936)
  • 2016 – Janet Waldo, American actress and voice artist (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Frederick Pei Li, Chinese-American physician and academic (b. 1940)
  • 2015 – Patrick Lennox Tierney, American historian and academic (b. 1914)
  • 2013 – Jason Leffler, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 2013 – Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Elinor Ostrom, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Henry Hill, American mobster (b. 1943)
  • 2011 – Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • 2010 – Al Williamson, American illustrator (b. 1931)
  • 2003 – Gregory Peck, American actor and political activist (b. 1916)
  • 2002 – Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Limited (b. 1922)
  • 1999 – J. F. Powers American novelist and short story writer (b. 1917)
  • 1998 – Leo Buscaglia, American author and educator (b. 1924)
  • 1998 – Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
  • 1995 – Pierre Russell, American basketball player (b. 1949)
  • 1983 – Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1980 – Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded the Butlins Company (b. 1899)
  • 1980 – Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1975 – Latife Uşşaki, Turkish jurist, 1st First Lady of Turkey (b. 1898)
  • 1972 – Edmund Wilson, American critic, essayist, and editor (b. 1895)
  • 1963 – Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (b. 1925)
  • 1957 – Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The Dorsey Brothers and The California Ramblers) (b. 1904)
  • 1917 – Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (b. 1853)
  • 1900 – Lucretia Peabody Hale, American journalist and author (b. 1820)
  • 1778 – Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (b. 1716)
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