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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.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurred, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).
  • 1877
    The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 1934
    The U.S. Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
  • 1934
    The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
  • 1955
    The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
  • 1963
    The Soviet nuclear powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
  • 1968
    Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1884
    Otto Meyerhof, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (d. 1951)
  • 1894
    Francisco Craveiro Lopes, 13th President of Portugal (d. 1964)
  • 1903
    Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1928
    Hardy Krüger, German actor
  • 1928
    Jean-François Paillard, French conductor
  • 1948
    Sandra “Lois” Reeves, American singer
  • 1950
    David Cassidy, American singer and actor
  • 1967
    Sarah Cracknell, English singer
  • 1977
    Glenn Rogers, Scottish cricketer
  • 1977
    Sarah Jane Morris, American actor

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