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Monday April 12, 2021

April 12: Day of the Week

April 12, 2021 was the 102nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1820
    Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurred, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Fort Pillow massacre: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
  • 1910
    The SMS Zrinyi, one of the last pre-dreadnoughts built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
  • 1955
    The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
  • 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).
  • 1968
    Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
  • 1970
    Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
  • 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?

  • 1796
    George N. Briggs, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
  • 1839
    Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (d. 1888)
  • 1893
    Robert Harron, American actor (d. 1920)
  • 1901
    Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)
  • 1913
    Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist
  • 1934
    Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer
  • 1972
    Sebnem Ferah, Turkish singer
  • 1976
    Brad Miller, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Jeísa Chiminazzo, Brazilian model
  • 1987
    Shawn Gore, Canadian football player

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