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Sunday April 12, 2020

April 12: Day of the Week

April 12, 2020 was the 103rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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April 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 238
    Gordian II lost the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide.
  • 1204
    The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
  • 1557
    Cuenca is founded in Ecuador.
  • 1820
    Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
  • 1934
    The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
  • 1945
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
  • 1955
    The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
  • 1970
    Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
  • 1994
    Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
  • 2002
    A female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market, killing 7 and wounding 104.

Who were born on April 12?

  • 1851
    Edward Walter Maunder, English astronomer (d. 1928)
  • 1852
    Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (d. 1939)
  • 1898
    Lily Pons, American soprano (d. 1976)
  • 1914
    Armen Alchian, American economist
  • 1939
    Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1944
    Georgios Balanos, Greek translator, author and publisher
  • 1949
    Scott Turow, American writer
  • 1965
    Tom O'Brien, American actor-producer
  • 1971
    Nick Hexum, American musician
  • 1973
    Claudia Jordan, American model

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