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Friday April 12, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1776
    American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    April 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
  • 1934
    The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.

Who were born on April 12?

  • 1869
    Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
  • 1883
    Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1959)
  • 1907
    Felix de Weldon, Austrian-born sculptor (d. 2003)
  • 1937
    Igor Volk, Soviet astronaut
  • 1962
    Art Alexakis, American musician
  • 1974
    Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976
    Brad Miller, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Jelena Dokić, Serbian/Australian tennis player
  • 1987
    Brooklyn Decker, American model and actress
  • 1993
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canadian ice hockey player

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