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Friday April 12, 2019

April 12: Day of the Week

April 12, 2019 is the 102nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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

April 2019
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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)

  • 1606
    The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain.
  • 1633
    The formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.
  • 1820
    Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 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).
  • 1980
    Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.
  • 1990
    Jim Gary’s “Twentieth Century Dinosaurs” exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
  • 1994
    Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
  • 2007
    A 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.
  • 2009
    Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.

Who were born on April 12?

  • 1883
    Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)
  • 1903
    Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1924
    Raymond Barre, French politician and Prime Minister (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1954
    Pat Travers, Canadian musician
  • 1958
    Will Sergeant, English musician
  • 1962
    Art Alexakis, American musician
  • 1973
    Claudia Jordan, American model
  • 1974
    Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980
    Brian McFadden, Irish singer

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