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Historical Events In April - 12

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

1975  On April - 12 operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia  

1975  On this day in history josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68  

1976  Paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74 on April - 12.  

1977  On this day in history philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82  

1979  Soyuz 33 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

1980  On April - 12 stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies  

1981  First launching of re-useable Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) with all Navy crew. CAPT John W. Young, USN (Ret.) commanded, while LCDR Robert L. Crippen, USN was the pilot. Mission duration was 2 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes. Sixteen of the shuttle's heat-shielding silicon tiles were lost and 148 damaged during reentry on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history first space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable  

1981  Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78 on April - 12.  

1982  3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot on April - 12.  

1982  Ottawa bans imports from Argentina, to protest invasion of Falkland Islands on April - 12.  

1983  Harold Washington becomes Chicago's first black mayor on this day in history.  

1984  On April - 12 ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76  

1985  16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn on this day in history.  

1985  US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow games on this day in history.  

1987  Texaco files for brankruptcy on April - 12.  

1987  On this day in history ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90  

1988  Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies on April - 12.  

1989  Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through on April - 12.  

1989  Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52 on April - 12.  

1990  On April - 12 greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers  

1990  Henry Kendrick, dies on April - 12.  

1991  On this day in history 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs  

1991  On this day in history uS announces closing of 31 major US military bases  

1991  On this day in history james Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies  

1992  On April - 12 earthquake rocks Germany  

1992  On April - 12 euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France  

1992  On this day in history lynn Gunther of Calif threatens to blow herself up in front of UN  

1992  Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle on this day in history.  

1992  Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1993  Aircraft from USS Theodore Roosevelt and NATO forces begin enforcing the no-fly zone over the Bosnia in Operation Deny Flight on April - 12.  

1993  Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies on this day in history.  

1994  Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1995  Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  On this day in history birth of muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)  

1484  On this day in history birth of antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)  

1500  On this day in history birth of joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist  

1526  Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585) was born on this day in history.  

1550  On April - 12 birth of edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)  

1577  On April - 12 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 this day in history.  

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 April - 12.  

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

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

0434  On this day in history death of archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople  

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  Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53 on April - 12.  

1555  Johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75 on April - 12.  

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