Historical Events In April - 12
Friday, 07 August 2020
1975 Operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia on this day in history.
1975 On April - 12 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 On April - 12 philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
1979 On this day in history soyuz 33 returns to Earth
1980 On April - 12 stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies
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 April - 12 first space shuttle (Columbia) launched Americans prove to Russians that theirs is better because it's recyclable
1981 On April - 12 hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78
1982 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot on April - 12.
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 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 April - 12.
1985 On this day in history uS Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow games
1987 Texaco files for brankruptcy on this day in history.
1987 On April - 12 ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90
1988 On April - 12 alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies
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 On this day in history greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers
1990 On this day in history henry Kendrick, dies
1991 On April - 12 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs
1991 On April - 12 uS announces closing of 31 major US military bases
1991 James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history earthquake rocks Germany
1992 Euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France on this day in history.
1992 Lynn Gunther of Calif threatens to blow herself up in front of UN on this day in history.
1992 On April - 12 trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
1992 On this day in history joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
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 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies on April - 12.
1994 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81 on April - 12.
1995 On April - 12 chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56