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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, 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, 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, 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, 1981 (April 12 1981)EventThe first launch of a Space Shuttle: Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission.
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, 1968 (April 12 1968)EventNerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
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, 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, 1955 (April 12 1955)EventThe polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.Jonas Salk Quotes
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, 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, 1927 (April 12 1927)EventApril 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the CPC members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
April 12th, 1917 (April 12 1917)EventWorld War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
April 12th, 1877 (April 12 1877)EventThe United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
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, 1820 (April 12 1820)EventAlexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
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, 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, 1557 (April 12 1557)EventCuenca is founded in Ecuador.
April 12th, 0467 (April 12 0467)EventAnthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

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