Historical Events In April - 12
Friday, 03 July 2020
1975 On this day in history operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia
1975 On this day in history josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68
1976 On April - 12 paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
1977 Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82 on April - 12.
1979 On this day in history soyuz 33 returns to Earth
1980 Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies on April - 12.
1981 On April - 12 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.
1981 On this day in history first space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable
1981 On this day in history hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78
1982 On April - 12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
1982 On April - 12 ottawa bans imports from Argentina, to protest invasion of Falkland Islands.
1983 On April - 12 harold Washington becomes Chicago's first black mayor
1984 Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1985 On April - 12 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
1985 US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow games on April - 12.
1987 Texaco files for brankruptcy on this day in history.
1987 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90 on this day in history.
1988 Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies on this day in history.
1989 On April - 12 peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
1989 Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52 on April - 12.
1990 Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers on April - 12.
1990 On April - 12 henry Kendrick, dies
1991 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs on this day in history.
1991 On April - 12 uS announces closing of 31 major US military bases
1991 On April - 12 james Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies
1992 On this day in history earthquake rocks Germany
1992 On this day in history euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France
1992 On April - 12 lynn Gunther of Calif threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
1992 On April - 12 trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
1992 On April - 12 joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
1993 On this day in history aircraft from USS Theodore Roosevelt and NATO forces begin enforcing the no-fly zone over the Bosnia in Operation Deny Flight
1993 On April - 12 isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies
1994 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1995 On April - 12 chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56