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Sunday April 12, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 238
    Gordian II lost the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide.
  • 1204
    The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
  • 1557
    Cuenca is founded in Ecuador.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Fort Pillow massacre: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
  • 1961
    The 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).
  • 1970
    Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.

Who were born on April 12?

  • 1577
    King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (d. 1648)
  • 1777
    Henry Clay, American statesman (d. 1852)
  • 1892
    Johnny Dodds, American musician (d. 1940)
  • 1894
    Francisco Craveiro Lopes, 13th President of Portugal (d. 1964)
  • 1903
    Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1928
    Jean-François Paillard, French conductor
  • 1930
    Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the WHO (d. 2006)
  • 1971
    Shannen Doherty, American actor
  • 1977
    Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer

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