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April 12th, 2065 (April 12 2065)DeathSeneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist Philo Quotes
April 12th, 2045 (April 12 2045)DeathGnaeus Pompeius, the Younger, Roman general
April 12th, 2008 (April 12 2008)DeathPaddy Hillery, 6th President of Ireland, EEC Commissioner and Irish Minister (born in 1923)
April 12th, 2008 (April 12 2008)DeathCecilia Colledge, British ice skater and Olympian (born in 1920)
April 12th, 2008 (April 12 2008)DeathJerry Zucker, Israeli-born American businessman (born in 1949)
April 12th, 2007 (April 12 2007)DeathKevin Crease, Australian TV anchor (born in 1936)
April 12th, 2006 (April 12 2006)DeathDr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(born in 1929)
April 12th, 2006 (April 12 2006)DeathPuggy Pearson, American poker player (born in 1929)
April 12th, 2003 (April 12 2003)DeathCecil H. Green, American manufacturer (born in 1900)
April 12th, 2002 (April 12 2002)EventPedro Carmona becomes interim President of Venezuela during the military coup against Hugo Chavez.
April 12th, 2002 (April 12 2002)EventPalestinian suicide bomber (female) kills 7 and injures 104 (among them 9 Arabs) at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem.
April 12th, 2001 (April 12 2001)DeathHarvey Ball, American inventor (born in 1921)
April 12th, 1999 (April 12 1999)EventUS President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.Bill Clinton Quotes
April 12th, 1999 (April 12 1999)DeathBoxcar Willie, American singer (born in 1931)
April 12th, 1998 (April 12 1998)EventAn earthquake in Slovenia, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurs near the town of Bovec.
April 12th, 1994 (April 12 1994)EventCanter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
April 12th, 1994 (April 12 1994)BirthMoises Arias, American actor
April 12th, 1994 (April 12 1994)BirthSaoirse Ronan, Irish actress
April 12th, 1994 (April 12 1994)BirthAiri Suzuki, Japanese singer
April 12th, 1992 (April 12 1992)EventDisneyland Resort Paris opens in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France.
April 12th, 1990 (April 12 1990)EventJim Gary s Twentieth Century Dinosaurs exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
April 12th, 1989 (April 12 1989)DeathGerald Flood, British actor (born in 1927)
April 12th, 1989 (April 12 1989)DeathAbbie Hoffman, American political leader (born in 1936)Abbie Hoffman Quotes
April 12th, 1989 (April 12 1989)DeathSugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (born in 1921)
April 12th, 1988 (April 12 1988)DeathAlan Paton, South African writer (born in 1903)
April 12th, 1987 (April 12 1987)BirthBrendon Urie, American musician
April 12th, 1987 (April 12 1987)DeathMike Von Erich, American wrestler
April 12th, 1986 (April 12 1986)BirthBlerim Dzemaili, Swiss footballer
April 12th, 1986 (April 12 1986)DeathValentin Kataev, Russian writer (born in 1897)
April 12th, 1985 (April 12 1985)BirthHitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer
April 12th, 1985 (April 12 1985)BirthJeisa Chiminazzo, Brazilian supermodel
April 12th, 1985 (April 12 1985)BirthTed Ginn, American football player
April 12th, 1985 (April 12 1985)BirthPaul Murphy, Irish footballer
April 12th, 1985 (April 12 1985)BirthOlga Seryabkina, Russian singer
April 12th, 1983 (April 12 1983)DeathCarl Morton, American baseball player (born in 1944)
April 12th, 1982 (April 12 1982)BirthDeen, Bosnian singer
April 12th, 1981 (April 12 1981)EventThe first launch of a Space Shuttle: Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission.
April 12th, 1981 (April 12 1981)BirthNicolas Burdisso, Argentine footballer
April 12th, 1981 (April 12 1981)BirthJaspreet Singh, businessman
April 12th, 1981 (April 12 1981)BirthBrian Vandborg, Danish cyclist
April 12th, 1981 (April 12 1981)DeathJoe Louis, American boxer (born in 1914)Joe Louis Quotes
April 12th, 1980 (April 12 1980)EventSamuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession.
April 12th, 1980 (April 12 1980)EventTerry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John s, Newfoundland.
April 12th, 1980 (April 12 1980)BirthBrian McFadden, Irish Singer
April 12th, 1980 (April 12 1980)BirthErik Mongrain, Canadian musician
April 12th, 1980 (April 12 1980)DeathClark McConachy, New Zealand billiards and snooker player (born in 1895)
April 12th, 1980 (April 12 1980)DeathWilliam R. Tolbert, Jr., President of Liberia (born in 1913)
April 12th, 1979 (April 12 1979)BirthClaire Danes, American actor
April 12th, 1979 (April 12 1979)BirthElena Grosheva, Olympic gymnast
April 12th, 1979 (April 12 1979)BirthMateja Kezman, Serbian footballer
April 12th, 1979 (April 12 1979)BirthJennifer Morrison, American actress and model
April 12th, 1979 (April 12 1979)BirthPaul Nicholls, English actor
April 12th, 1979 (April 12 1979)BirthJordan De Jong, American baseball playerErica Jong Quotes
April 12th, 1978 (April 12 1978)BirthGuy Berryman, British musician
April 12th, 1978 (April 12 1978)BirthRiley Smith, American actor
April 12th, 1977 (April 12 1977)BirthGiovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
April 12th, 1977 (April 12 1977)BirthGlenn Rogers, Scottish Cricket Player
April 12th, 1977 (April 12 1977)BirthSarah Jane Morris, American actor
April 12th, 1977 (April 12 1977)BirthJordana Spiro, American actor
April 12th, 1977 (April 12 1977)DeathPhil Wrigley, American manufacturer and baseball executive (born in 1894)
April 12th, 1976 (April 12 1976)BirthBrad Miller, American basketball player
April 12th, 1975 (April 12 1975)DeathJosephine Baker, American dancer (born in 1906)
April 12th, 1974 (April 12 1974)BirthBelinda Emmett, Australian actor(died in 2006)
April 12th, 1974 (April 12 1974)BirthRoman Hamrlik, Czech ice hockey player
April 12th, 1974 (April 12 1974)BirthMarley Shelton, American actor
April 12th, 1974 (April 12 1974)BirthSylvinho, Brazilian footballer
April 12th, 1973 (April 12 1973)BirthJ. Scott Campbell, American comic book artist
April 12th, 1973 (April 12 1973)BirthAntonio Osuna, Mexican baseball player
April 12th, 1973 (April 12 1973)BirthClaudia Jordan, American model
April 12th, 1972 (April 12 1972)BirthSebnem Ferah, Turkish singer
April 12th, 1972 (April 12 1972)BirthPaul Lo Duca, American baseball player
April 12th, 1972 (April 12 1972)BirthDimitrios Kokotis, Greek high jumper
April 12th, 1971 (April 12 1971)BirthNicholas Brendon, American actor
April 12th, 1971 (April 12 1971)BirthShannen Doherty, American actor
April 12th, 1971 (April 12 1971)DeathIgor Tamm, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1895)
April 12th, 1971 (April 12 1971)DeathEd Lafitte, American baseball player (born in 1871)
April 12th, 1971 (April 12 1971)DeathWynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (born in 1931)
April 12th, 1970 (April 12 1970)BirthNick Hexum, American musician
April 12th, 1969 (April 12 1969)BirthLucas Radebe, South African footballer
April 12th, 1968 (April 12 1968)EventNerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
April 12th, 1968 (April 12 1968)DeathHeinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer and Volkswagen director (born in 1899)
April 12th, 1967 (April 12 1967)BirthSarah Cracknell, English singer
April 12th, 1967 (April 12 1967)BirthMellow Man Ace, Afro-Cuban rapper
April 12th, 1965 (April 12 1965)BirthTom O Brien, American actor-producer
April 12th, 1964 (April 12 1964)BirthAmy Ray, American musician
April 12th, 1963 (April 12 1963)EventThe Soviet nuclear powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
April 12th, 1962 (April 12 1962)BirthArt Alexakis, American musician
April 12th, 1962 (April 12 1962)BirthTakada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler
April 12th, 1962 (April 12 1962)DeathSir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (born in 1861)
April 12th, 1962 (April 12 1962)DeathRon Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (born in 1923)
April 12th, 1961 (April 12 1961)EventYuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).Yuri Gagarin Quotes
April 12th, 1961 (April 12 1961)BirthLisa Gerrard, Australian musician
April 12th, 1961 (April 12 1961)BirthMagda Szubanski, Australian actress
April 12th, 1960 (April 12 1960)BirthRon MacLean, Canadian sportscaster
April 12th, 1958 (April 12 1958)BirthWill Sergeant, English musician
April 12th, 1958 (April 12 1958)BirthHoward Stableford, English actor and host
April 12th, 1957 (April 12 1957)BirthVince Gill, American musicianEric Gill Quotes
April 12th, 1956 (April 12 1956)BirthAndy Garcia, Cuban-born actor
April 12th, 1956 (April 12 1956)BirthHerbert Gronemeyer, German singer
April 12th, 1955 (April 12 1955)EventThe polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.Jonas Salk Quotes
April 12th, 1954 (April 12 1954)BirthPat Travers, Canadian musician
April 12th, 1952 (April 12 1952)BirthRalph Wiley, American sports journalist (died in 2004)
April 12th, 1952 (April 12 1952)BirthReuben Gant, American professional football player
April 12th, 1950 (April 12 1950)BirthFlavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
April 12th, 1950 (April 12 1950)BirthDavid Cassidy, American singer and actor
April 12th, 1950 (April 12 1950)BirthKari Palaste, Finnish architect
April 12th, 1949 (April 12 1949)BirthScott Turow, American writer
April 12th, 1948 (April 12 1948)BirthJeremy Beadle, English television presenter (died in 2008)
April 12th, 1948 (April 12 1948)BirthJoschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of GermanyJoschka Fischer Quotes
April 12th, 1948 (April 12 1948)BirthSandra "Lois" Reeves, American singer
April 12th, 1947 (April 12 1947)BirthTom Clancy, American authorTom Clancy Quotes
April 12th, 1947 (April 12 1947)BirthWoody Johnson, sports team owner
April 12th, 1947 (April 12 1947)BirthAntonin Kratochvil photographer
April 12th, 1947 (April 12 1947)BirthDavid Letterman, American talk show hostDavid Letterman Quotes
April 12th, 1946 (April 12 1946)BirthEd O Neill, American actor
April 12th, 1945 (April 12 1945)EventUS President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
April 12th, 1945 (April 12 1945)BirthLee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the WHO (died in 2006)
April 12th, 1945 (April 12 1945)DeathFranklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (born in 1882)
April 12th, 1944 (April 12 1944)BirthJohn Kay, German-born musician
April 12th, 1942 (April 12 1942)BirthCarlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver and politician
April 12th, 1941 (April 12 1941)BirthBobby Moore, English footballer (died in 1993)
April 12th, 1940 (April 12 1940)BirthHerbie Hancock, American musician and composer
April 12th, 1940 (April 12 1940)BirthJohn Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
April 12th, 1939 (April 12 1939)BirthAlan Ayckbourn, English writerAlan Ayckbourn Quotes
April 12th, 1939 (April 12 1939)BirthJohnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer
April 12th, 1938 (April 12 1938)DeathFeodor Chaliapin, Russian bass (born in 1873)
April 12th, 1937 (April 12 1937)EventSir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
April 12th, 1935 (April 12 1935)EventFirst flight of the Bristol Blenheim.
April 12th, 1934 (April 12 1934)EventThe strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, US.
April 12th, 1934 (April 12 1934)EventThe US Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
April 12th, 1934 (April 12 1934)BirthHeinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer
April 12th, 1933 (April 12 1933)BirthMontserrat Caballe, Spanish soprano
April 12th, 1932 (April 12 1932)BirthDennis Banks, American activist
April 12th, 1932 (April 12 1932)BirthLakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (died in 2005)
April 12th, 1932 (April 12 1932)BirthTiny Tim, American musician (died in 1996)
April 12th, 1930 (April 12 1930)BirthManuel Neri, American artist
April 12th, 1930 (April 12 1930)BirthMichal Zyczkowski, Polish technician (died in 2006)
April 12th, 1928 (April 12 1928)BirthHardy Kruger, German actor
April 12th, 1928 (April 12 1928)BirthJean-Francois Paillard, French conductor
April 12th, 1927 (April 12 1927)EventApril 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the CPC members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
April 12th, 1924 (April 12 1924)BirthRaymond Barre, French politician and Prime Minister (died in 2007)
April 12th, 1924 (April 12 1924)BirthPeter Safar, Austrian physician (died in 2003)
April 12th, 1923 (April 12 1923)BirthAnn Miller, American actor and dancer (died in 2004)
April 12th, 1921 (April 12 1921)BirthRobert Cliche, Quebec politician and magistrate (died in 1978)
April 12th, 1919 (April 12 1919)BirthBilly Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (died in 1991)
April 12th, 1917 (April 12 1917)EventWorld War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
April 12th, 1917 (April 12 1917)BirthHelen Forrest, American singer (died in 1999)
April 12th, 1916 (April 12 1916)BirthBeverly Cleary, American writer
April 12th, 1916 (April 12 1916)BirthBenjamin Libet, American scientist (died in 2007)
April 12th, 1914 (April 12 1914)BirthArmen Alchian, American economist
April 12th, 1912 (April 12 1912)BirthWalt Gorney, American actor (died in 2004)
April 12th, 1912 (April 12 1912)BirthSri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, Second Vice President of Indonesia (died in 1988)
April 12th, 1912 (April 12 1912)DeathClara Barton, American nurse and Red Cross advocate (born in 1821)
April 12th, 1911 (April 12 1911)BirthMahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (died in 1976)
April 12th, 1908 (April 12 1908)BirthRobert Lee Scott, Jr., American Air Force pilot (died in 2006)
April 12th, 1907 (April 12 1907)BirthFelix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (died in 2003)
April 12th, 1907 (April 12 1907)BirthHardie Gramatky, American author and animator (died in 1979)
April 12th, 1903 (April 12 1903)BirthJan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel laureate (died in 1994)
April 12th, 1902 (April 12 1902)BirthLouis Beel, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (died in 1977)
April 12th, 1902 (April 12 1902)DeathMarie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (born in 1842)
April 12th, 1901 (April 12 1901)BirthLowell Stockman, American representative (died in 1962)
April 12th, 1898 (April 12 1898)BirthLily Pons, American soprano (died in 1976)
April 12th, 1898 (April 12 1898)DeathElzear-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (born in 1820)
April 12th, 1894 (April 12 1894)BirthFrancisco Craveiro Lopes, 13th President of Portugal (died in 1964)
April 12th, 1893 (April 12 1893)BirthRobert Harron, American actor (died in 1920)
April 12th, 1892 (April 12 1892)BirthJohnny Dodds, American musician (died in 1940)
April 12th, 1888 (April 12 1888)BirthHeinrich Neuhaus, Soviet musician (died in 1964)
April 12th, 1887 (April 12 1887)BirthHarold Lockwood, American actor (died in 1918)
April 12th, 1884 (April 12 1884)BirthOtto Meyerhof, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (died in 1951)
April 12th, 1884 (April 12 1884)BirthTenby Davies, Welsh world champion runner (died in 1932)
April 12th, 1883 (April 12 1883)BirthDally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (died in 1959)
April 12th, 1878 (April 12 1878)DeathWilliam Marcy Tweed, aka Boss Tweed, American politician (born in 1823)
April 12th, 1877 (April 12 1877)EventThe United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
April 12th, 1872 (April 12 1872)DeathNikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (born in 1795)
April 12th, 1871 (April 12 1871)BirthIoannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (died in 1941)
April 12th, 1869 (April 12 1869)BirthHenri Desire Landru, French serial killer (died in 1922)
April 12th, 1868 (April 12 1868)BirthAkiyama Saneyuki, Japanese naval commander (died in 1918)
April 12th, 1865 (April 12 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.
April 12th, 1864 (April 12 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: The Fort Pillow massacre: Confederate forces kill most African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
April 12th, 1861 (April 12 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.Charles Fort Quotes
April 12th, 1856 (April 12 1856)BirthWilliam Martin Conway, English art critic and mountaineer (died in 1937)
April 12th, 1852 (April 12 1852)BirthFerdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (died in 1939)
April 12th, 1850 (April 12 1850)DeathAdoniram Judson, American Baptist missionary (born in 1788)
April 12th, 1848 (April 12 1848)BirthJose Gautier Benitez, Puerto Rican poet (died in 1880)
April 12th, 1839 (April 12 1839)BirthNikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (died in 1888)
April 12th, 1823 (April 12 1823)BirthAlexandr Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (died in 1886)
April 12th, 1820 (April 12 1820)EventAlexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
April 12th, 1814 (April 12 1814)DeathCharles Burney, English music historian (born in 1726)Charles Burney Quotes
April 12th, 1799 (April 12 1799)BirthHenri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (died in 1855)
April 12th, 1796 (April 12 1796)BirthGeorge N. Briggs, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1861)
April 12th, 1795 (April 12 1795)DeathJohann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosee, Bavarian general (born in 1710)
April 12th, 1794 (April 12 1794)BirthGerminal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (died in 1847)
April 12th, 1788 (April 12 1788)DeathCarlo Antonio Campioni, French-born composer (born in 1719)
April 12th, 1782 (April 12 1782)DeathMetastasio, Italian poet and librettist (born in 1698)
April 12th, 1777 (April 12 1777)BirthHenry Clay, American statesman (died in 1852)Henry Clay Quotes
April 12th, 1776 (April 12 1776)EventThe Provincial Congress authorizes delegates to the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence by issuing the Halifax Resolves.
April 12th, 1748 (April 12 1748)BirthAntoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (died in 1836)
April 12th, 1748 (April 12 1748)DeathWilliam Kent, English architect
April 12th, 1726 (April 12 1726)BirthCharles Burney, English music historian (died in 1814)Charles Burney Quotes
April 12th, 1724 (April 12 1724)BirthLyman Hall, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (died in 1790)
April 12th, 1722 (April 12 1722)BirthPietro Nardini, Italian composer (died in 1793)
April 12th, 1713 (April 12 1713)BirthGuillaume Thomas Francois Raynal, French writer (died in 1796)
April 12th, 1705 (April 12 1705)BirthWilliam Cookworthy, English chemist (died in 1780)
April 12th, 1704 (April 12 1704)DeathJacques-Benigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer (born in 1627)Jacques-Benigne Bossuet Quotes
April 12th, 1687 (April 12 1687)DeathAmbrose Dixon, Virginia Colony pioneer Ambrose Quotes
April 12th, 1675 (April 12 1675)DeathRichard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (born in 1609)
April 12th, 1633 (April 12 1633)EventThe formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.Galileo Galilei Quotes
April 12th, 1606 (April 12 1606)EventThe Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain.
April 12th, 1577 (April 12 1577)BirthChristian IV of Denmark (died in 1648)
April 12th, 1557 (April 12 1557)EventCuenca is founded in Ecuador.
April 12th, 1555 (April 12 1555)DeathJuana of Castile, wife of Philip I of Castile (born in 1479)
April 12th, 1550 (April 12 1550)BirthEdward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (died in 1604)Edward Vere Quotes
April 12th, 1550 (April 12 1550)DeathClaude, Duke of Guise, French soldier (born in 1496)
April 12th, 1526 (April 12 1526)BirthMuretus, French humanist (died in 1585)
April 12th, 1500 (April 12 1500)BirthJoachim Camerarius, German classical scholar (died in 1574)
April 12th, 1484 (April 12 1484)BirthAntonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (died in 1546)
April 12th, 1443 (April 12 1443)DeathHenry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury
April 12th, 1125 (April 12 1125)DeathVladislaus I of Bohemia
April 12th, 0812 (April 12 0812)BirthMuhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (died in 835)
April 12th, 0599 (April 12 0599)BirthMahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism (died in 527 BC) Mahavira Quotes
April 12th, 0467 (April 12 0467)EventAnthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
April 12th, 0434 (April 12 0434)DeathArchbishop Maximianus of Constantinople
April 12th, 0352 (April 12 0352)DeathSt. Julius I, 35th Pope
April 12th, 0238 (April 12 0238)DeathGordian I, Roman Emperor (suicide)
April 12th, 0238 (April 12 0238)DeathGordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle)

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