What happened this day in history April 12

What are the important events that happened on April 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 12 is the 102nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 263 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 30, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,969,760 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadigon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 295 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,034 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 12 Historical Events

  • 467
    Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 1606
    The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain.
  • 1820
    Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
  • 1917
    World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
  • 1927
    April 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
  • 1934
    The U.S. Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
  • 1934
    The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
  • 1968
    Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
  • 1999
    US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving “intentionally false statements” in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
  • 2010
    A train derails near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.

Who were born on April 12?

  • 812
    Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)
  • 1848
    José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
  • 1883
    Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)
  • 1912
    Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1921
    Robert Cliche, Quebec politician and magistrate (d. 1978)
  • 1929
    Mukhran Machavariani, Georgian poet (d. 2010)
  • 1968
    Adam Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Nick Hexum, American musician
  • 1986
    Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer
  • 2000
    Suzanna von Nathusius, Polish actress

Who died on April 12?

  • 65
    Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman, and dramatist
  • 434
    Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople
  • 1550
    Claude, Duke of Guise, French soldier (b. 1496)
  • 1704
    Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer (b. 1627)
  • 1782
    Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)
  • 1953
    Lionel Logue, speech therapist who worked with King George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1880)
  • 1989
    Abbie Hoffman, American political activist (b. 1936)
  • 2008
    Cecilia Colledge, British ice skater (b. 1920)
  • 2009
    Marilyn Chambers, American pornographic actress (b. 1952)
  • 2010
    Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)

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