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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 238Gordian II lost the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide.
- 1204The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
- 1557Cuenca is founded in Ecuador.
- 1820Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
- 1934The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
- 1945U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
- 1955The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
- 1970Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
- 1994Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
- 2002A female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
Who were born on April 12?
- 1851Edward Walter Maunder, English astronomer (d. 1928)
- 1852Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (d. 1939)
- 1898Lily Pons, American soprano (d. 1976)
- 1914Armen Alchian, American economist
- 1939Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1944Georgios Balanos, Greek translator, author and publisher
- 1949Scott Turow, American writer
- 1965Tom O'Brien, American actor-producer
- 1971Nick Hexum, American musician
- 1973Claudia Jordan, American model
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