April 12 in History – What happened on 12 April in Past

✅ Published on April 12th, 2021 in April in History

12 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 12, the day number in a year is 102 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 103. April 12 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 12 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
240Shapur I was crowned shahanshah ('king of kings') of the Sasanian Empire, the last Iranian empire before the rise of Islam.
627King Edwin of Northumbria was converted to Christianity by Bishop Paulinus of York, who had previously saved his life.
1204Alexios V Doukas fled Constantinople as forces under Boniface the Marquess of Montferrat and Enrico Dandolo the Doge of Venice entered and sacked the Byzantine capital, effectively ending the Fourth Crusade.
1621Birth of Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur.
1756Seven Years War: Minorca invaded the French at this time under British control.
1776The fourth North Carolina Provincial Congress passed the Halifax Resolves, the first official action in the American colonies calling for independence from Britain during the American Revolution.
1782American Revolutionary War-The Royal Navy defeated a combined French–Spanish fleet in the Battle of the Saintes, forcing the letter to abandon a planned invasion of Jamaica.
1782Battle of Les Santes West-Indies: The British fleet defeated the French.
1796First Alliance War - Battle of Monnet: Napoleon Bonaparte won his first victory as an army commander.
1798The Helletic Republic, a French client Republican, announced the French invasion after the fall of the Old Swiss Conference.
1801William Cray was appointed Professor of Bengali at Fort William College, Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1831The Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England, collapsed, reportedly owing to a mechanical resonance induced by troops marching over the bridge in step.
1844The Texan envoy signed a treaty of contract with the United States.
1861Confederate forces began firing at Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, starting the American Civil War.
1885Rakhaldas Banerjee, the famous historian who discovered Mohenjodaro, was born.
1910SMS Zrínyi, one of the last pre-dreadnoughts built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, was launched.
1927The British cabinet supported the right of 21-year-old women to vote.
1930Germany and Austria signed a trade agreement.
1945The demise of US President Roosevelt.
1945US President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office, Vice President Harry Truman became President.
1945The Battle of Athition ended with the victory of the Allies
1961Aboard Vostok 3KA-3, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to enter outer space, completing one orbit in a time of 108 minutes.
1961The Soviet Union sent the first man Yuri Gagarin into space.
1967Amaranson Theater opened in Los Angeles.
1968Six thousand sheep were killed on ranches near Dugway Proving Ground in Utah as a result of the U.S. Army spraying a nerve agent.
1978To mark 125 years of Indian Railways, the country's first double-decker train was run from Victoria Terminal of Sinhagad Express (now Bombay) to Pune.
1980Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean at St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and began running his 'Marathon of Hope' towards the Pacific Ocean at Vancouver, British Columbia, to raise funds across Canada for cancer research.
1990Jim Gary became the only sculptor to present a solo show at theSmithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History inWashington, D.C., featuring his trademark dinosaur sculptures made of automobile parts.
1991The Gulf War formally ended.
1992Streetcar Named Desire' opens at Ethel Barrymore New York City for 137 performances in 1979.
1992Disneyland Paris, the first Walt Disney Park in Europe, opened in the Paris suburb of Marne-la-Vallée.
1994Husband-and-wife law partners Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel Posted the first massive commercial Usenet spam.
1998Girija Prasad Koirala appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
2003Hungary approved joining the European Union in a referendum.
2007The canteen of the Council of Representatives of Iraq building was attacked by a suicide bomber, killing one Member of Parliament and wounding 23 other people.
2009Zimbabwe abandoned its official currency Zimbabwe Dollar.
2010Hungary's parliamentary election results in 28 regional seats for the left-wing Hungarian Socialist Party, and 26 regional seats for the far-right Movement for a Better Hungary.
2011Following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan raises the crisis level to 7, equal to the disaster in Chernobyl.
2011As part of a crackdown on dissent in China, 169 Chinese Christians attempting to hold an outdoor prayer session were detained, and then released.
2012U.S. company Google, Inc., announces its 2012 first quarter earnings rose by more than 24%, and net profits increased to $8.14 billion.
2012Mali swears in Dioncounda Traore, an interim president, marking the country's transition back to civilian rule following last month's coup.
2013Macy's loses its dispute with JC Penney; JC Penney wins the right to sell unbranded housewares designed by Martha Stewart in its stores.
2013Russia threatens retaliation after the U.S. imposes sanctions on '18 Magnitsky list' Russians accused of human rights violations.
2013The Senate of France recognized gay marriage.
2014Researchers announce a new orally-administered drug that may cure Hepatitis C; 90 percent of patients in trials were declared free of the virus after 12 weeks.
2014Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp. is ranked the highest-paid U.S. executive for the second year in a row; Ellison's 2013 compensation of $78.4 million is more than twice that of runner-up Robert Iger of Walt Disney Corp, with $34.3 million.

Famous Birthdays of April 12 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1777Henry Clay / Politician / United States of America
1995Brenda Villa / Lawyer / Mexico
1947Martin Brasier / Biologist / United Kingdom
1907Zawgyi / Author / Myanmar (Burma)
1903Jan Tinbergen / Academic / Netherlands
1907Felix de Weldon / Sculptor / United States of America
1722Pietro Nardini / Violinist / Italy
1902Louis Beel / Politician / Netherlands
1925Oliver Postgate / Animator / United Kingdom
1977Giovanny Espinoza / Footballer / Ecuador
1977Jason Price / Footballer / United Kingdom
1888Cecil Kimber / Engineer / United Kingdom
1981Brian Vandborg / Cyclist / Denmark
1950Flavio Briatore / Business Man / Italy
1970Sylvain Bouchard / Speed Skater / Canada
1965Chi Onwurah / Politician / United Kingdom
1943Sumitra Mahajan / Politician / India
1716Felice Giardini / Violinist / Italy
1944John Kay / Singer / Germany
1965Kim Bodnia / Actor / Denmark
1908Ida Pollock / Author / United Kingdom
1956Herbert Grönemeyer / Singer / Germany
1992Chad le Clos / Swimmer / South Africa
1965Gervais Rufyikiri / Politician / Burundi
1995Pedro Cachín / Tennis Player / Argentina
1823Alexander Ostrovsky / Playwright / Russia
1930Bryan Magee / Politician / United Kingdom
1966Nils-Olav Johansen / Singer / Norway
1987Luiz Adriano / Footballer / Brazil
1936Charles Napier / Actor / United States of America

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