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Historical Events In April - 12

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1975  Operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia on April - 12.  

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

1976  On this day in history paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74  

1977  Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1979  On April - 12 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  Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78 on April - 12.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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  On April - 12 alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies  

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

1990  Henry Kendrick, dies on April - 12.  

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

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

1991  James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies on this day in history.  

1992  Earthquake rocks Germany on this day in history.  

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  On April - 12 trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle  

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  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  Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56 on April - 12.  

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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 April - 12.  

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

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

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

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  On April - 12 birth of paul Hainlein, composer  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  On April - 12 death of seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist  

0238  Death of Gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle) on this day in history.  

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

0434  Death of Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1125  Death of Vladislaus I of Bohemia on this day in history.  

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

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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