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Thursday April 12, 2018

April 12: Day of the Week

April 12, 2018 was the 102nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 467
    Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 1831
    Soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurred, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).
  • 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.
  • 1945
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
  • 1954
    Bill Haley & His Comets record “Rock Around the Clock” in New York City.
  • 1955
    The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
  • 1981
    The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) launches on the STS-1 mission.
  • 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?

  • 1705
    William Cookworthy, English chemist (d. 1780)
  • 1848
    José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
  • 1916
    Russell Garcia, American composer for screen, stage and broadcast (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    Joe Bowman, American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, bootmaker & master showman (d. 2009)
  • 1946
    Ed O'Neill, American actor
  • 1947
    Tom Clancy, American author
  • 1956
    Andy García, Cuban-born actor
  • 1965
    Kim Bodnia, Danish actor
  • 1978
    Riley Smith, American actor
  • 1979
    Jordan De Jong, American baseball player

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