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.