April 12: Day of the Week
April 12, 2021 was the 102nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1606The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain.
- 1776American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
- 1917World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
- 1937Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
- 1955The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
- 1961The Russian (Soviet) cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).
- 1999US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving “intentionally false statements” in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
- 2002A female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
- 2007A suicide bomber penetrated the Green Zone and detonated in a cafeteria within a parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awad and wounding more than twenty other people.
- 2010A train derails near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.
Who were born on April 12?
- 1912Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
- 1923Ann Miller, American actor and dancer (d. 2004)
- 1946Ed O'Neill, American actor
- 1949Scott Turow, American writer
- 1951Tom Noonan, American actor
- 1962Art Alexakis, American musician
- 1967Mellow Man Ace, Afro-Cuban rapper
- 1977Jason Price, Welsh footballer
- 1979Jordan De Jong, American baseball player
- 1986Marcel Granollers, Spanish tennis player
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