June 12 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1381 Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath

1830 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch

1864 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War in Louisa County ends with Confederate tactical victory and Union successful retreat

1931 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury

1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

1964 Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa

2018 singapore summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump – first time a North Korean leader and an incumbent US President have ever met

Today’s Historical Events

28 Roman General Gaius Carrinas’ triumphant procession through Rome, awarded for fighting in Gaul

1381 Peasants’ Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath

1418 An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians

1442 King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples

1458 Magdalen College, Oxford founded by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester

1523 Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested

1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin “Barbarossa” allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder in Naples

1552 Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1913 “Dachshund” by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released

1939 Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

1952 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: “One Summer of Happiness” wins Golden Bear (audience vote)

1955 TV comedy “Mister Peepers” starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC

1955 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network

1958 “Make Me Laugh” TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979

1960 KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins

1963 “Cleopatra” directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC, then most expensive film ever made

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1903 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music

1909 “Shine On, Harvest Moon” by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1

1948 “Hold It!” closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances

1948 The musical “Sleepy Hollow” closes at St James Theater NYC after 12 performances

1954 “Girl in Pink Tights” closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances

1954 Bill Haley‘s “Rock Around the Clock” is originally released

1965 “Bajour” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances

1965 “I Had a BaIl” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1875 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25

1880 Worcester Ruby Legs pitcher Lee Richmond throws first perfect game in MLB history in 1-0 win over Cleveland Blues at the Agricultural County Fair Grounds, Worcester

1894 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal St George’s GC: J.H. Taylor wins first Open played outside Scotland; beats Douglas Rolland by 5 strokes

1896 England cricket spin bowler Jack Hearne sets record for earliest date taking 100 first-class wickets in a season when he captures 9-73 for the MCC in an innings & 18 run drubbing of Australia at Lord’s

1907 Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers

1910 Dutch soccer club PEC forms in Zwolle; renamed FC Zwolle in 1990 and back to PEC Zwolle in 2012

1916 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Molla Bjurstedt outclasses Louise Hammond Raymond 6-0, 6-1

1919 US Open Men’s Golf, Brae Burn CC: Walter Hagen defeats Mike Brady by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff to win his second and final US Open