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Monday April 12, 2021

April 12: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Fort Pillow massacre: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
  • 1877
    The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 1917
    World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
  • 1934
    The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
  • 1937
    Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
  • 1961
    The 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).
  • 1970
    Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
  • 1980
    Terry Fox begins his “Marathon of Hope” at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 1990
    Jim Gary’s “Twentieth Century Dinosaurs” exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
  • 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?

  • 1577
    King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (d. 1648)
  • 1792
    John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, Governor General of British North America (d. 1840)
  • 1866
    Princess Viktoria of Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1883
    Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)
  • 1916
    Benjamin Libet, American scientist (d. 2007)
  • 1923
    Ann Miller, American actor and dancer (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Raymond Barre, French politician and Prime Minister (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1947
    Wayne Northrop, American actor
  • 1971
    Shannen Doherty, American actor

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