On This Day in History, 12 April
Queen Blanche of Castile & Earl Raymond VII of Toulouse sign peace French King Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed Cuenca is founded in Ecuador England adopts the Union Flag, replaced in by current Union Flag the Union Jack. "Grand Hotel" directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Garbo and John Barrymore premieres in New York, includes the line "I want to be alone" (Best Picture/Production ) Apr 12 in Music Bill Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around Clock" Apr 12 in Sport.
What Happened On Your Bday? Go to Today's Date. Featured Event Launch of first space shuttle. On this day inNASA launched the first space shuttleColumbia, which was designed to orbit Earth, transport people and cargo to and from orbiting spacecraft, and glide to a runway landing on its return to Earth. Historu Clancy American author. David Letterman American talk-show host.
Jacob Zuma president of South Africa. Bobby Moore British athlete. Herbie Hancock American musician. More Events On This Day American boxer Sugar Ray Robinsona six-time world champion who was considered by many to have been the best fighter in history, died in California.
Test your knowledge of boxing, basketball, and more AP. Harold Washingtonthe first African American mayor of Chicagowas elected. How much do you know about boxing?
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space. American comedian David Lettermanbest known as the host of his long-running late-night talk showwas born. McNeeley, U. President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in Warm Springs, Georgia.
Watch an overview of Franklin D. A patent for the first portable typewriter aptil issued in the United States. Fort Sumterone of the few military installations in the South still in Federal hands, came under fire from Confederate guns in CharlestonSouth Carolina, thus initiating the American Civil War.
American statesman Henry Clay was born in Hanover county, Virginia. Test your knowledge of flags around the world with our crossword puzzle.
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What Happened On This Day – April The Last Emperor receives nine Academy Awards. Bernardo Bertolucci's biopic about Puyi, the last Emperor of China, was the first film to be awarded all the Oscars it was nominated for. April 12 The Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople. England adopts the Union Jack as its flag. Parliament repeals the Pick a day: April 11 Select Month April On this day in , NASA launched the first space shuttle, Columbia, which was designed to orbit Earth, transport people and cargo to and from orbiting spacecraft, and glide to .
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