June 12. Day in History
June 12, 1668 in Lund (Sweden) was founded one of the oldest universities in Europe. Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities, consistently ranking among the world’s top 100 universities. Lund University is well known as one of Scandinavia’s largest research universities. It ranks among top performers in the European Union in terms of papers accepted for publication in scientific journals. In this university Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) (famous journalist, writer and researcher) studied law at the University in Lund from 1851 to 1852. Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778), began his academic career in Lund by studying medicine and botany for a year.
Coat of arms of Austria-Hungary
June 12, 1867 Austro-Hungarian Empire was formed. It was a constitutional union of the Empire of Austria and the Kingdom of Hungary that existed from 1867 to 1918, when it collapsed as a result of defeat in World War I.
Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin
June 12, 1949 was born Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin. His first spaceflight, sometimes called Mir EP-4, was launched with the spacecraft Soyuz TM-28 13 August 1998.