Friday April 12, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

April 12: Day of the Week

April 12, 2024 is the 103rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

April 2024

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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.

April 12 Historical Event(s)

The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain.
American Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.
The SMS Zrinyi, one of the last pre-dreadnoughts built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
April 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
The Soviet nuclear powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
Terry Fox begins his “Marathon of Hope” at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Jim Gary’s “Twentieth Century Dinosaurs” exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.

Who were born on April 12?

King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (d. 1648)
Tenby Davies, Welsh runner (d. 1932)
Robert Harron, American actor (d. 1920)
Ida Crowe Pollock, English writer
Scott Turow, American writer
Will Sergeant, English musician
Magda Szubanski, Australian actress
Sarah Jane Morris, American actor
Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist
Olga Seryabkina, Russian singer

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