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The 12t o Aprile is the 102t day o the year (103t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 263 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1557 - The ceety o Cuenca, Ecuador, is foondit.
- 1606 - James VI, Keeng o Scots adopts the oreeginal Union Banner as a jynt Banner for Scotland an Ingland, combining the Saunt Andra's cross o Scotland wi the Saunt George's cross o Ingland.
- 1861 - The American Ceevil War stairts at Fort Sumter, Sooth Carolina.
- 1877 - The Unitit Kinrick annexes Transvaal in present-day Sooth Africae.
- 1927 - Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Ireland became Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Northren Ireland.
- 1934 - The highest wind speeds (outside tornadoes or Antarcticae) are measured at Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, Unitit States.
- 1945 - Preses o the Unitit States Franklin D. Roosevelt dies agit 63. Harry S. Truman takes ower frae him.
- 1955 - The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is declared safe an effective.
- 1961 - Yuri Gagarin o the Soviet Union acomes the first human bein tae travel intae space.
- 1981 - The Space Shuttle Columbia makes its first flicht.
- 2009 - Zimbabwe abandons the Zimbabwean Dollar as its offeecial currency.
- 2015 - Hillary Clinton announces her intention tae for Preses o the Unitit States in 2016.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1577 - Christian IV o Denmark (d. 1648)
- 1777 - Henry Clay, American lawyer an politeecian (d. 1852)
- 1871 - Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general an politeecian (d. 1941)
- 1903 - Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (d. 1994)
- 1933 - Montserrat Caballé, Catalan soprano an actress
- 1940 - Herbie Hancock, American pianist, componer an bandleader
- 1941 - Bobby Moore, Inglis fitbawer (d. 1993)
- 1942 - Jacob Zuma, Preses o Sooth Africae
- 1947 - Tom Clancy, American novelist (d. 2013)
- 1948 - Joschka Fischer, German politeecian
- 1948 - Marcello Lippi, Italian fitbawer an manager
- 1950 - Joyce Banda, former Preses o Malawi
- 1956 - Herbert Grönemeyer, German sangster an actor
- 1961 - Lisa Gerrard, Australian sangster
- 1979 - Claire Danes, American actress
- 1979 - Jennifer Morrison, American actress
- 1994 - Saoirse Ronan, Erse actress
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 65 - Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher
- 238 - Gordian I, Roman Emperor (b. 159)
- 238 - Gordian II, Roman Emperor (b. 192)
- 1817 - Charles Messier, French astronomer (b. 1730)
- 1945 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nt Preses o the Unitit States (b. 1882)
- 1975 - Josephine Baker, American-French dancer, actress an sangster (b. 1906)
- 2008 - Patrick Hillery, Preses o the Republic o Ireland (b. 1923)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Cosmonautics Day (Roushie)
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