June 12 Facts, Fun Trivia and History
June 12 History Highlights
Ronal Reagan’s Speech at Brandenburg Gate
|“And now, now the Soviets themselves may, in a limited way, becoming to understand the importance of freedom. We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform and openness. Some political prisoners have been released. Certain foreign news broadcasts are no longer being jammed. Some economic enterprises have been permitted to operate with greater freedom from state control.
Are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state? Or are they token gestures intended to raise false hopes in the West, or to strengthen the Soviet system without changing it? We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty — the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.
There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace.
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate.
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate.
Mr. Gorbachev – Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
June 12 is…
Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Red Rose Day
June 12 Birthday Quotes
“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it from happening again.”
“The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I’d add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.”
“I’ve always been the audience that I wanted to reach, so I write for myself.”
“The normal person classifies an object and then forgets about it. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.”
“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.”
“Self-confidence goes a long way and is very attractive to others.”
June 12 Birthdays
|1916 – Irwin Allen, American director and producer (died in 1991)
1918 – Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (died in 2001)
1924 – George H.W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States (died in 2018)
1928 – Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor (died in 2018)
1929 – Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist; victim of the Holocaust (died in 1945)
1942 – Len Barry, American singer-songwriter and producer
1948 – Len Wein, American comic book writer and editor (died in 2017)
1962 – Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist, professor and cultural critic
1981 – Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
1985 – Kendra Wilkinson, American model
1985 – Chris Young, American singer-songwriter
June 12 History
A ‘Red Globe’ was being reported by many people, flying over France.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|Coca-Cola was first advertised as a coca wine that cured morphine addiction, indigestion, decaying nerves, migraines, and impotence, among a variety of other ailments.
In ancient times a hammer was used as a weapon, to inflict pain on one’s enemies. In modern hammers are used to inflict pain on one’s own thumb.
The Capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown
There’s a patch of seagrass in the Mediterranean that’s estimated to be 100,000 years old.
In an alternate universe, Rick Astley has given us up, let us down, run around, desert us, made us cry, said goodbye, told a lie, and hurt us.
There are more barrels of bourbon than there are people in Kentucky.
The Seven Deadly Sins #3- Gluttony is the desire to eat or consume more than you require.
Part of your driving test should be backing out of a crowded parking lot with a car full of balloons for a kid’s birthday surprise party.
The biggest film of 2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Action/Adventure) earned ~ $423,000,000
During the Spanish American War, the US captured Guam without bloodshed when the governor had no idea Spain was at war with the US.
Biologically, we all have two parents, four grand-parents, eight great-grandparents, and 32,768 great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents.
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