Today in History June 12: From Beginning of World Against Child Labor day to life imprisonment for Nelson Mandela, list of Important events today

Publish Date: 11 Jun, 2022
Today in History June 12: From Beginning of World Against Child Labor day to life imprisonment for Nelson Mandela, list of Important events today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, June 12 is the 163rd day of the year and the 164th day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 12 June as well as the birthdays of famous people.

Major Events Happened on this Day

1964: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison

South African anti-apartheid leader and world human rights activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment on June 12, 1964 for his political activism by the South African establishment. He was freed from prison only after 27 years during which time he became the face of the anti-apartheid movement.

1975: The Allahabad High Court found the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi guilty of corruption.

The State of Uttar Pradesh v. Raj Narain (1975 AIR 865, 1975 SCR (3) 333) was a 1975 case heard by the Allahabad High Court that found the Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi guilty of electoral malpractices. The ruling on the case that had been filed by the defeated opposition candidate, Raj Narain, Justice Jagmohanlal Sinha invalidated Gandhi's win and barred her from holding elected office for six years.

1990: Indian National Satellite (INSAT-1D) was launched

INSAT-1D was 4th and the concluding multipurpose geostationary satellite of the INSAT-1 first-generation seven-year responsibility for the operation of the INSAT space segment. But the success of this launch meant a lot to India - a country that was setting up its national computer networks.

1991: Boris Yeltsin becomes Russia's first President

On 12 June 1991, Yeltsin was elected as the first President of the Russian Federation, received 45,552,041 votes, representing 57.30 percent of the number who took part in the vote, and well ahead of Nikolai Ryzhkov, who, despite the support of the federal authorities, received only 16.85%.

1994: The world's largest twinjet takes off on its maiden flight

Boeing's 777X completed its maiden flight on Saturday. The plane is world's largest twin-engine jet and is still awaiting regulatory approval. Regulators are expected to scrutinize the plane more than usual following the crashes of 737 Max in 2018 and 2019.

1998: G8 countries decided not to give loan to India due to nuclear test

Taking their lead from US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the G-8 -- the eight foremost industrialized nations in the world -- decided on Friday to deny all non-humanitarian loans to India and Pakistan, in retaliation for the nuclear tests carried out by both countries in May.

2002: Beginning of child labor prohibition day

The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO)-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138 on the minimum age for employment and ILO Convention No.

2016: India’s Saina Nehwal won the Australian Open title for the second time.

Indian ace Saina Nehwal received a huge boost ahead of the Rio Olympics as she clinched her second Australian Open title after defeating China's Sun Yu in a thrilling three-game final of the Super Series badminton tournament in Sydney on Sunday.

Above are the most important events that took place on this day. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. For more details see our website. This Day in History

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