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Historical Events In April - 12

Monday, 19 April 2021

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1979  Soyuz 33 returns to Earth on April - 12.  

1980  Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history 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  Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78 on April - 12.  

1982  3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history 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 April - 12.  

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

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

1987  Texaco files for brankruptcy on this day in history.  

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

1988  Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through  

1989  On this day in history abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52  

1990  On this day in history greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers  

1990  On April - 12 henry Kendrick, dies  

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

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

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

1992  Earthquake rocks Germany on April - 12.  

1992  On this day in history euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France  

1992  Lynn Gunther of Calif threatens to blow herself up in front of UN on April - 12.  

1992  Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle on April - 12.  

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

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  On this day in history harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81  

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 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  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist was born on April - 12.  

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 April - 12.  

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 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 April - 12.  

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

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

0434  On April - 12 death of archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople  

1125  On April - 12 death of vladislaus I of Bohemia  

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

1550  On this day in history claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53  

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

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