Historical Events on April 12, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on April 12th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 The Great Fire of Valparaíso ravages the Chilean city of Valparaíso, killing 16 people, displacing nearly 10,000, and destroying over 2,000 homes.
2013 Two suicide bombers kill three Chadian soldiers and injure dozens of civilians at a market in Kidal, Mali.
2010 Merano derailment: A rail accident in South Tyrol kills nine people and injures a further 28.
2009 Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwean dollar as its official currency.
2007 A suicide bomber penetrates the Green Zone and detonates in a cafeteria within a parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awad and wounding more than twenty other people.
2002 A suicide bomber blows herself up at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market, killing seven people and wounding 104.
1999 United States President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a civil lawsuit; he is later fined and disbarred.
1992 The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland; the resort and its park's name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.
1990 Jim Gary's "Twentieth Century Dinosaurs" exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He is the only sculptor ever invited to present a solo exhibition there.
1983 Harold Washington is elected as the first black mayor of Chicago.
1981 The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission.
1980 The Americo-Liberian government of Liberia is violently deposed.
1980 Transbrasil Flight 303, a Boeing 727, crashes on approach to Hercílio Luz International Airport, in Florianópolis, Brazil. Fifty-five out of the 58 people on board are killed.
1980 Canadian runner and athlete, Terry Fox begins his Marathon of Hope Run in St. John's, NF
1970 Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
1963 The Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
1961 Space Race: The Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first crewed orbital flight, Vostok 1.
1955 The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
1945 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in office; Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes President upon Roosevelt's death.
1945 World War II: The U.S. Ninth Army under General William H. Simpson crosses the Elbe River astride Magdeburg, and reaches Tangermünde—only 50 miles from Berlin.
1937 Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
1934 The strongest surface wind gust in the world at the time of 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. It has since been surpassed.
1934 The U.S. Auto-Lite strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
1928 The Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, takes off for the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.
1927 Shanghai massacre of 1927: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Chinese Communist Party members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
1927 Rocksprings, Texas is hit by an F5 tornado that destroys 235 of the 247 buildings in the town, kills 72 townspeople and injures 205; third deadliest tornado in Texas history.
1917 World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
1910 SMS Zrínyi, one of the last pre-dreadnought battleships built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
1900 One day after its enactment by the Congress, President William McKinley signs the Foraker Act into law, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
1877 The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
1865 American Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Fort Pillow: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
1862 American Civil War: The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurs, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).
1861 American Civil War: Battle of Fort Sumter. The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
1831 Soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.
1820 Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
1807 The Froberg mutiny on Malta ends when the remaining mutineers blow up the magazine of Fort Ricasoli.
1776 American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
1606 The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships.
1204 The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
1012 Duke Oldřich of Bohemia deposes and blinds his brother Jaromír, who flees to Poland.
627 King Edwin of Northumbria is converted to Christianity by Paulinus, bishop of York.
467 Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
240 Shapur I becomes co-emperor of the Sasanian Empire with his father Ardashir I.
Famous People Born on April 12

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Year Name
1983 Jelena Dokic, Serbian-Australian tennis player
1953 Tanino Liberatore, Italian author and illustrator
1974 Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer and manager
1963 Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist and author
1965 Mihai Stoica, Romanian footballer and manager
1973 Christian Panucci, Italian footballer and manager
1996 Elizaveta Kulichkova, Russian tennis player
1962 Art Alexakis, American singer-songwriter and musician
1929 Elspet Gray, Scottish actress (d. 2013)
1952 Gary Soto, American poet, novelist, and memoirist
Famous People Deaths On April 12

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Date Name
2022 Gilbert Gottfried, American comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1955)
1443 Henry Chichele, English archbishop (b. 1364)
1885 William Crowther, Dutch-Australian politician, 14th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1817)
1966 Sydney Allard, English racing driver and founder of the Allard car company (b. 1910)
2002 George Shevelov, Ukrainian-American linguist and philologist (b. 1908)
1906 Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya, Indian scholar, academic, and philanthropist (b. 1836)
1968 Heinrich Nordhoff, German engineer (b. 1899)
1997 George Wald, American neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1976 Christos Kakkalos, Greek mountain guide (b. 1882)
1943 Viktor Puskar, Estonian colonel (b. 1889)