June 12

This Day in History

1929

Child of the Holocaust – The Anne Frank Story

Anne Frank is one of the most well known victims of the Nazi Holocaust during World War Two. As a thirteen year old she began a diary of her life across the period – and this diary - called The … (more...)

1898

Philippines declares independence

During the Spanish-American War, Philippine rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo proclaims the independence of his country after 300 years of Spanish rule. Supported by the United States, Aguinaldo made … (more...)

1349

Edward III Bans Football, Promotes Archery

On this day in 1349, King Edward III of England banned the game of football by royal decree, alongside other recreational activities, because of the specific worry that it distracted his people from … (more...)