April 12: Day of the Week
April 12, 2020 is the 103rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 263 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1633The formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.
- 1820Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
- 1877The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
- 1910The SMS Zrinyi, one of the last pre-dreadnoughts built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
- 1917World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
- 1937Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
- 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).
- 2002A female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
- 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.
- 2010A train derails near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.
Who were born on April 12?
- 1932Dennis Banks, American Indian activist
- 1937Igor Volk, Soviet astronaut
- 1948Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (d. 2008)
- 1948Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach
- 1950David Cassidy, American singer and actor
- 1962Art Alexakis, American musician
- 1973Claudia Jordan, American model
- 1974Marley Shelton, American actor
- 1977Jason Price, Welsh footballer
- 1981Nicolás Burdisso, Argentine footballer
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