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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1204
    The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
  • 1633
    The formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.
  • 1776
    American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
  • 1934
    The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
  • 1937
    Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
  • 1945
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
  • 1980
    Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.
  • 1992
    The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland. The resort and its park’s name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.
  • 2002
    A female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
  • 2009
    Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.

Who were born on April 12?

  • 1898
    Lily Pons, American soprano (d. 1976)
  • 1916
    Benjamin Libet, American scientist (d. 2007)
  • 1917
    Helen Forrest, American singer (d. 1999)
  • 1936
    Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1939
    Alan Ayckbourn, English writer
  • 1950
    David Cassidy, American singer and actor
  • 1950
    Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1)
  • 1964
    Amy Ray, American musician
  • 1974
    Marley Shelton, American actor
  • 1994
    Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress

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