This Day in History

Explore the pivotal events that shaped our world and occurred on This Day in History.

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June 12, 2024/

President Ronald Reagan made one of the most iconic speeches of the Cold War near the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987, challenging Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.” His address highlighted the ideological and physical divisions between East and West Berlin, which had come to symbolize the broader conflict between communist […]

June 12, 2024/

On June 12, 1975, Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, was found guilty of electoral malpractice for her election in 1971. The conviction was based on the use of government resources for campaigning, which led to her being barred from holding any elected office for six years. This decision triggered widespread political instability and […]

June 12, 2024/

On her 13th birthday, June 12, 1942, Anne Frank received a diary. She began to write in it just a few days later, documenting her life, thoughts, and experiences hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam during World War II. Anne’s diary offers a deeply personal insight into the hardships faced by Jews during the […]

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