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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1606The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain.
- 1820Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
- 1864American Civil War: The Fort Pillow massacre: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
- 1961The 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).
- 1970Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
- 2007A 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.
- 2009Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.
Who were born on April 12?
- 1577King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (d. 1648)
- 1777Henry Clay, American statesman (d. 1852)
- 1892Johnny Dodds, American musician (d. 1940)
- 1894Francisco Craveiro Lopes, 13th President of Portugal (d. 1964)
- 1903Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
- 1928Jean-François Paillard, French conductor
- 1930Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (d. 2006)
- 1945Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the WHO (d. 2006)
- 1971Shannen Doherty, American actor
- 1977Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer
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