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
Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain.
Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
April 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
The U.S. Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving “intentionally false statements” in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
A train derails near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.
Who were born on April 12?
Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)
José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)
Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
Robert Cliche, Quebec politician and magistrate (d. 1978)
Mukhran Machavariani, Georgian poet (d. 2010)
Adam Graves, Canadian ice hockey player
Nick Hexum, American musician
Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer
Suzanna von Nathusius, Polish actress
Who died on April 12?
Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman, and dramatist
Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople
Claude, Duke of Guise, French soldier (b. 1496)
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer (b. 1627)
Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)
Lionel Logue, speech therapist who worked with King George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1880)
Abbie Hoffman, American political activist (b. 1936)
Cecilia Colledge, British ice skater (b. 1920)
Marilyn Chambers, American pornographic actress (b. 1952)
Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
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