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June 12: This Day That Year

June 12

- 1787 - US passes law ‘to be 30 years old to become a senator’.

- 1885 - France: Roof collapse kills 30 people at a murder trial.

- 1917 - Secret Service extends protection services of a president to his family.

- 1924 - Birthday: George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts.

- 1929 - Birthday: Anne Frank, born in Frankfurt, Germany (died 1945).

- 1942 - Anne Frank gets a diary as a birthday gift in Amsterdam.

- 1964 - South Africa: Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison.

- 2013 - Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda.

- 2015 - Yemen: Al-Qaeda's 2nd-in-command Nasser al-Wuhayshi (Osama Bin Laden's former private secretary) killed in a US air strike.

- 2015 - Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offers an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars.

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