Historical Events In April - 12
Thursday, 07 July 2022
1975 On April - 12 operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia
1975 On April - 12 josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68
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 Soyuz 33 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1980 Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies on April - 12.
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 On April - 12 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 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot on this day in history.
1982 Ottawa bans imports from Argentina, to protest invasion of Falkland Islands on April - 12.
1983 On this day in history harold Washington becomes Chicago's first black mayor
1984 On this day in history ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76
1985 On April - 12 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
1985 On April - 12 uS Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow games
1987 On April - 12 texaco files for brankruptcy
1987 On this day in history ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90
1988 On April - 12 alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies
1989 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through on April - 12.
1989 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1992 On April - 12 earthquake rocks Germany
1992 Euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France on April - 12.
1992 Lynn Gunther of Calif threatens to blow herself up in front of UN on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
1992 On this day in history joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
1993 On April - 12 aircraft from USS Theodore Roosevelt and NATO forces begin enforcing the no-fly zone over the Bosnia in Operation Deny Flight
1993 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies on April - 12.
1994 On this day in history harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81
1995 On this day in history chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56