On this day
The French started colonizing Algeria.
In 1830, today marked the beginning of the French colonization of Algeria. 34,000 French soldiers landed only 27 kilometers (16.77 miles) west of Algiers, specifically at Sidi Ferruch.
The Battle of Trevilian Station took place.
In 1864, the Battle of Trevilian Station, best-known for being the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, took place in Louisa County. It was also the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War. The Confederates won the battle, but as we all know, they didn’t win the war.
Anne Frank received a very important present.
In 1942, Anne Frank received her famous diary as her birthday present in Amsterdam. The diary went on to become one of the most important and devastating pieces of literature in history, recounting the atrocities that Anne Frank and her family had to endure through the Second World War.
That Singapore summit took place.
June 12th, 2018, saw the famous Singapore summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-Un and America's Donald Trump took place. It was the first time that a North Korean leader and an incumbent US President had met! It was a meeting that certainly turned heads… and generated a few memes in the bargain, too.
We found out more about our history with cannabis!
On June 12th, 2019, we found the earliest evidence yet of humans smoking cannabis! It was discovered in a 2500-year-old grave in the Paris Mountains in China.
Special Days Falling on June 12thIs it a bird, is it a plane? No… it’s Superman, followed by… a falafel, and some peanut butter cookies? Yes, June 12th has its fair share of special occasions just like every other date in the calendar, and if you’re really struggling to find something to mark today with, here are some great excuses to have a party.
International Falafel Day
Falafels are the kinds of food that you either love or hate. However, if you hate falafels, then the chances are that you’ve just never had good ones! So, on International Falafel Day today, break out of your comfort zone and try a recipe or two online. Or, why not look for a local eatery or store that prepares them for you? Every day should be ripe with adventure… even if it’s falafel-shaped.
National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
When it comes to cookies, very few beat the marvelous peanut butter variety. It manages to be sweet, salty, soft, and crunchy all at the same time! How?! We don't know for certain, but we do know that today is the perfect day to cook up a batch and enjoy the crunch in your own time.
Ok, so – we’ve all heard of Superman. June 12th happens to be Clark Kent’s day in the limelight, as fans everywhere choose to share comics, watch movies, or even dress up as their favorite hero and have parades. Life’s too short not to dress up as Superman occasionally – so be sure to give him some love (and keep away from the Kryptonite!).