1939 – Shooting began on Paramount Pictures‘ Dr. Cyclops on the 12th June 1939, becoming the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
1929 – Anne Frank the German-Dutch author and Holocaust victim was born on the 12th June 1929 (d. 1945).
1930 – Jim Nabors the American actor was born on the 12th June 1930.
1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday on the 12th June 1942.
1952 ~ Walter Russell Mead the Professor at Bard College and blogger at Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine was born on the 12th June 1952. Walter Russell Mead Bio at Bard | Walter Russell Mead’s Blog | Twitter: www.twitter.com/WRMead
1953 – Rocky Burnette the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 12th June 1953.
1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison on the 12th June 1964, for sabotage in South Africa.
1967 – Venera program: Venera 4 was launched on the 12th June 1967 (it became the first space probe to enter another planet‘s atmosphere and successfully return data).
1979 – Bryan Allen won the 2nd Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
1994 – The Boeing 777, the world’s largest twinjet, made its 1st flight on the 12th June 1994.
1997 – Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London on the 12th June 1997.
Today in History for June 12th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…