Historical Events for 12th June 2021

1552 – Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun
1714 – Prussia and Russia sign secret treaty
1889 – 88 people are killed in the Armagh rail disaster, Ireland.
1913 – “Dachshund” by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
1954 – Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” is originally released
1965 – “I Had a BaIl” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
1987 – Central African Republic ex-emperor Jean-B├ędel Bokassa sentenced to death
1994 – -17] Pope John Paul II visits Spain
1996 – Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women and Asians
2004 – A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries

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