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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, 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.
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 Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.
1980 Transbrasil Flight 303, a Boeing 727, crashes on approach to Hercílio Luz International Airport, in Florianópolis, Brazil. 55 out of the 58 people on board are killed.
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 Cold War: Space Race: The Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned 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 reached 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 Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
1927 Rocksprings, Texas was hit by an F5 tornado that destroyed 235 of the 247 buildings in the town and killed 72 townspeople and injured 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.
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 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 Oldſich 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.
238 Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed.
Famous People Born on April 12

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Year Name
1777 Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
1916 Russell Garcia, American-New Zealander composer and conductor (d. 2011)
1958 Will Sergeant, English guitarist
1930 Michaſ Życzkowski, Polish technician and educator (d. 2006)
1969 Jörn Lenz, German footballer and manager
1977 Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
1989 Kaitlyn Weaver, Canadian-American ice dancer
1994 Isabelle Drummond, Brazilian actress and singer
1974 Roman Hamrlík, Czech ice hockey player
1917 Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (d. 1978)
Famous People Deaths On April 12

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Date Name
2013 Ya'akov Yosef, Israeli rabbi and politician (b. 1946)
1782 Metastasio, Italian-Austrian poet and composer (b. 1698)
1977 Philip K. Wrigley, American businessman, co-founded Lincoln Park Gun Club (b. 1894)
2013 Michael France, American screenwriter (b. 1962)
2013 William Y. Thompson, American historian and author (b. 1922)
238 Gordian II, Roman emperor (b. 192; killed in battle)
2013 Brennan Manning, American priest and author (b. 1934)
1555 Joanna of Castile (b. 1479)
1968 Heinrich Nordhoff, German engineer (b. 1899)
1981 Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)