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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  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  On this day in history birth of muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)  

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

1500  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist was born on April - 12.  

1526  Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585) was born on April - 12.  

1550  Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604) was born on April - 12.  

1577  Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648) was born on April - 12.  

1579  Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France was born on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history 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 April - 12.  

0352  Julius I, pope (337-52), dies on this day in history.  

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

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  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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