Historical Events In April - 12
Saturday, 30 September 2023
1996 Marthe Robert, essayist/translator, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1997 George Wald, scientist, dies at 90 on April - 12.
1998 On this day in history in Austria a 6.0 earthquake resulted in the death of one person of a heart attack at Bovec, Slovenia.
2007 On April - 12 don Imus is fired by CBS for making controversial comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.
2009 President Mahmoud Abbas of e Paleinian National Auority makes a courtesy phone call to Prime Minier Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, rearting e Paleinian-Israeli dialogue on April - 12.
2009 On this day in history u.S. Navy rescues captain Richa Phillips, killing ree pirates and capturing a four.
2012 On this day in history a ceasefire in the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising comes into effect
2012 Mutinous soldiers in Guinea-Bissau stage a coup d'état and take control of the capital city, Bissau. They arrest interim President Raimundo Pereira and leading presidential candidate Carlos Gomes Júnior in the midst of a presidential election campaign on April - 12.
2013 On April - 12 11 people are killed and 30 are injured in mosque attacks across Iraq
2014 The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced on April - 12.
2020 On April - 12 pope Francis calls for the world to be united in the face of COVID-19 as he delivers his Easter message from an empty St Peter's Cathedral in Rome
2020 On this day in history [COVID-19 pandemic] Pope Francis livestreams the Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter; it is the second blessing in a month, with the first taking place on March 27 during a special prayer service for the end of the pandemic.
2020 On April - 12 [COVID-19 pandemic] OPEC and allies strike a deal to cut oil production by 9.7 million barrels per day, the largest such cut agreed upon, starting May 1.