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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1204The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
- 1633The formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.
- 1776American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
- 1934The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
- 1937Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
- 1945U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
- 1980Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.
- 1992The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland. The resort and its park’s name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.
- 2002A female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
- 2009Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.
Who were born on April 12?
- 1898Lily Pons, American soprano (d. 1976)
- 1916Benjamin Libet, American scientist (d. 2007)
- 1917Helen Forrest, American singer (d. 1999)
- 1936Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
- 1939Alan Ayckbourn, English writer
- 1950David Cassidy, American singer and actor
- 1950Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
- 1964Amy Ray, American musician
- 1974Marley Shelton, American actor
- 1994Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress
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