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Historical Events In April - 12

Monday, 25 January 2021

1943  Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa on April - 12.  

1944  On April - 12 lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in NYC  

1945  General Eisenhower is shown the first cave where the Nazis hoarded $250 million in captured treasures, one half-mile under the earth's surface on April - 12.  

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 April - 12.  

1946  On this day in history 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 April - 12 harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62  

1952  On this day in history betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament  

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

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

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

1954  On April - 12 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289  

1954  Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89 on April - 12.  

1955  Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; on this day in history.  

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 April - 12.  

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  On April - 12 u.S. Navy demonstrates new landing craft with retractable hydrofoils, LCVP (H)  

1963  Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK on this day in history.  

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

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

1966  Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck on April - 12.  

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

1969  On this day in history simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"  

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

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

1975  Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved" on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  On April - 12 birth of muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)  

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 this day in history.  

1577  On April - 12 birth of christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)  

1579  Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France was born on April - 12.  

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  Death of Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist on this day in history.  

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  Death of Vladislaus I of Bohemia on April - 12.  

1443  Death of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

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

1555  Johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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