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Tuesday April 12, 2022

April 12: Day of the Week

April 12, 2022 was the 102nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1204
    The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
  • 1557
    Cuenca is founded in Ecuador.
  • 1877
    The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 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).
  • 1968
    Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
  • 1970
    Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
  • 1981
    The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) launches on the STS-1 mission.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    A train derails near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.

Who were born on April 12?

  • 1550
    Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)
  • 1871
    Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (d. 1941)
  • 1907
    Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
  • 1952
    Reuben Gant, American professional football player
  • 1961
    Lisa Gerrard, Australian musician
  • 1962
    Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler
  • 1972
    Dimitrios Kokotis, Greek high jumper
  • 1979
    Jordan De Jong, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer
  • 1987
    Shawn Gore, Canadian football player

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