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Historical Events In April - 12

Monday, 18 January 2021

1975  Operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia on this day in history.  

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

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

1977  Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82 on April - 12.  

1979  On April - 12 soyuz 33 returns to Earth  

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  First space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history uS Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow games  

1987  On April - 12 texaco files for brankruptcy  

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  Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through on this day in history.  

1989  On April - 12 abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52  

1990  Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history henry Kendrick, dies  

1991  On April - 12 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs  

1991  US announces closing of 31 major US military bases on this day in history.  

1991  James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies on April - 12.  

1992  Earthquake rocks Germany on this day in history.  

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  Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle on April - 12.  

1992  On this day in history joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61  

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  On April - 12 chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56  

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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 this day in history.  

1484  On April - 12 birth of antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)  

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

1526  On this day in history birth of muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)  

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  On April - 12 birth of francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France  

1626  Paul Hainlein, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 April - 12.  

0238  On April - 12 death of gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle)  

0352  On April - 12 julius I, pope (337-52), dies  

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

1125  On April - 12 death of vladislaus I of Bohemia  

1443  Death of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury on April - 12.  

1550  Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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

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