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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 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.

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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.
  • 1820
    Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
  • 1910
    The SMS Zrinyi, one of the last pre-dreadnoughts built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
  • 1980
    Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland. The resort and its park’s name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.
  • 1999
    US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving “intentionally false statements” in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
  • 2002
    A female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
  • 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?

  • 1500
    Joachim Camerarius, German classical scholar (d. 1574)
  • 1852
    Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (d. 1939)
  • 1856
    William Martin Conway, English art critic and mountaineer (d. 1937)
  • 1919
    Billy Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (d. 1991)
  • 1928
    Jean-François Paillard, French conductor
  • 1937
    Igor Volk, Soviet astronaut
  • 1949
    Scott Turow, American writer
  • 1952
    Reuben Gant, American professional football player
  • 1972
    Dimitrios Kokotis, Greek high jumper
  • 1994
    Airi Suzuki, Japanese singer

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