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Historical Events In April - 12

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1943  On April - 12 allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa  

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

1945  On April - 12 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 this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd Pres (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63  

1946  On April - 12 syria gains independence from France  

1946  August Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67 on April - 12.  

1947  On April - 12 christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies  

1951  On April - 12 israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day  

1951  Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62 on April - 12.  

1952  Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament on this day in history.  

1953  On April - 12 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274  

1954  Billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock" on April - 12.  

1954  On April - 12 joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll"  

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

1954  On April - 12 pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89  

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

1955  On this day in history 1st game in KC, KC A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2  

1956  The birth of Andy Garcia, American actor on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60  

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  Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes person to orbit Earth UFO theorists start talking about government conspiracies on April - 12.  

1961  Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1962  U.S. Navy demonstrates new landing craft with retractable hydrofoils, LCVP (H) on April - 12.  

1963  Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK on April - 12.  

1963  Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators on April - 12.  

1965  On this day in history 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  On April - 12 sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed  

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

1972  On this day in history c W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57  

1974  Carl Jaffe, dies at 72 on April - 12.  

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 April - 12.  

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

1526  Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585) was born on April - 12.  

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

1577  On this day in history birth of christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)  

1579  Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France was born on this day in history.  

1626  Paul Hainlein, composer was born on April - 12.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  On April - 12 death of seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist  

0238  Death of Gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle) on this day in history.  

0352  Julius I, pope (337-52), dies on this day in history.  

0434  Death of Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople on April - 12.  

1125  On this day in history death of vladislaus I of Bohemia  

1443  On this day in history death of henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury  

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

1555  On this day in history johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75  

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