April 12: Day of the Week
April 12, 2019 was the 102nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1776American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
- 1861American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1864American Civil War: The Fort Pillow massacre: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
- 1877The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
- 1917World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
- 1927April 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
- 1934The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
- 1980Terry Fox begins his “Marathon of Hope” at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1990Jim Gary’s “Twentieth Century Dinosaurs” exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
- 2009Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.
Who were born on April 12?
- 1869Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
- 1883Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)
- 1907Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
- 1937Igor Volk, Soviet astronaut
- 1962Art Alexakis, American musician
- 1974Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer
- 1976Brad Miller, American basketball player
- 1983Jelena Dokić, Serbian/Australian tennis player
- 1987Brooklyn Decker, American model and actress
- 1993Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canadian ice hockey player
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