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Historical Events In April - 12

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1943  Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa on this day in history.  

1944  Lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in NYC on April - 12.  

1945  On this day in history general Eisenhower is shown the first cave where the Nazis hoarded $250 million in captured treasures, one half-mile under the earth's surface.  

1945  Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Neth on April - 12.  

1945  On April - 12 franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd Pres (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63  

1946  Syria gains independence from France on this day in history.  

1946  On April - 12 august Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67  

1947  Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day  

1951  On this day in history harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62  

1952  Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament on April - 12.  

1953  17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274 on this day in history.  

1954  On April - 12 billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock"  

1954  Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll" on this day in history.  

1954  18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289 on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89  

1955  Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; on April - 12.  

1955  1st game in KC, KC A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2 on April - 12.  

1956  On April - 12 the birth of Andy Garcia, American actor  

1959  Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1961  Ray Charles wins 4 Grammys on April - 12.  

1961  On April - 12 yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1) I have a book issued by the USSR on his flight  

1961  On this day in history yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes person to orbit Earth UFO theorists start talking about government conspiracies  

1961  On April - 12 nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50  

1962  On this day in history u.S. Navy demonstrates new landing craft with retractable hydrofoils, LCVP (H)  

1963  On this day in history beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK  

1963  On April - 12 birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators  

1965  On April - 12 linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at 43  

1966  On this day in history rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck  

1966  Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed on this day in history.  

1969  On April - 12 simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"  

1972  C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57 on April - 12.  

1974  Carl Jaffe, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1975  Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved" on April - 12.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835) was born on April - 12.  

1484  Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546) was born on this day in history.  

1500  On April - 12 birth of joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist  

1526  On April - 12 birth of muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)  

1550  Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604) was born on April - 12.  

1577  Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648) was born on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history birth of francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France  

1626  On April - 12 birth of paul Hainlein, composer  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  On this day in history death of seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist  

0238  Death of Gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle) on April - 12.  

0352  On this day in history julius I, pope (337-52), dies  

0434  Death of Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1125  On April - 12 death of vladislaus I of Bohemia  

1443  On April - 12 death of henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1550  On April - 12 claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53  

1555  On April - 12 johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75  

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