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Events and People Who Made History on April 12

11th Century

1065 - Pilgrims under bishop Gunther of Bamberg reach Jerusalem

12th Century

1111 - Pope Paschalis II crowns Henry V, Roman emperor

13th Century

1204 - 4th Crusade occupies and plunders Constantinople
1229 - Queen Blanche of Castilie and earl Raymond VII van Toulouse sign peace

14th Century

1385 - John without Fear marries Margaretha of Brabant
1385 - Willem van Oostervant weds Philip the Stouts daughter Margaretha (10)

16th Century

1545 - French king Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed
1583 - William of Orange marries Louise de Coligny

17th Century

1606 - England adopts Union Jack as its flag
1648 - University of Harderwijk Netherlands solemn opens
1654 - England, Ireland and Scotland united

18th Century

1709 - 1st edition of Tattler magazine in England
1713 - Dutch State-General signs peace with France: Netherlands loses Orange Princedom
1770 - Townsend Acts repealed
1776 - Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina
1782 - Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French
1787 - Philadelphia's Free African Society forms

19th Century

1811 - 1st U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA
1826 - Weber's opera "Oberon," premieres in London
1844 - Texas became a U.S. territory
1857 - Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" published
1858 - 1st U.S. billiards championship (Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit)
1859 - Hibernia Savings and Loan Society of San Francisco incorporates
1861 - Fort Sumter, South Carolina is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War
1862 - James Andrews steals Confederate train (General) at Kennesaw, Georgia
1862 - Union troops occupy Fort Pulaski Georgia
1864 - Battle of Blair's Landing Louisiana
1864 - Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tennessee
1869 - North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan Law
1872 - Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)
1877 - British annex Transvaal, in South Africa
1877 - Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game
1883 - French troops under Lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
1887 - Henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," premieres in Oslo
1892 - George C. Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
1893 - Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
1894 - British and Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa
1896 - Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)
1898 - Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay to Navy

20th Century

1905 - French Dufaux brothers test helicopter
1905 - Hippodrome arena opens in New York City
1907 - Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
1908 - Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts
1909 - Philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens
1911 - 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
1917 - Bijou Theater opens at 222 W 45th St. New York City (Demolished 1982)
1917 - Domenico Scarlatti and Jeab Cocteaus ballet premieres in Rome
1919 - British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
1926 - Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms
1927 - General Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai
1928 - Assassination attempt on king Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
1930 - 4th Test Cricket WI vs. England ends in a draw after nine days
1930 - Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
1931 - Joe McCarthy debuts as New York Yankee manager
1931 - Spanish voters reject the monarchy
1932 - Emmanuel Chabriers and Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo
1933 - Moffatt Field commissioned
1934 - Highest velocity wind ever recorded on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 231 mph
1935 - Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers
1935 - Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar
1935 - "Your Hit Parade," debuts on radio
1938 - 1st U.S. law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses
1938 - Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
1940 - Italy annexes Albania
1940 - NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards
1941 - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
1941 - Vichy-France's head of government Admiral Dalan consults with Hitler
1942 - 9th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280
1942 - Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan
1943 - Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa
1943 - Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed
1944 - Lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in New York City
1945 - Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands
1945 - Harry Truman sworn in as 33rd president
1945 - Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosis"
1945 - U.S. liberates Buchenwald concentration camp
1946 - Syria gains independence from France
1951 - Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
1952 - Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
1953 - 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274
1953 - Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston
1953 - KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289
1954 - 8th NBA Championship: Minnesota Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3
1954 - Belgian Van Houtte government resigns
1954 - Bill Haley and Comets records "Rock Around Clock"
1954 - Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
1955 - 1st game in Kansas City, Kansas City A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
1955 - Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; 4 billion dimes marched
1956 - Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon
1957 - Jim Spalding set a 2088 pin nine-game bowling record
1957 - U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - 12th NBA Championship: St. Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
1958 - Flemish Open air museum opens in Bokrijk
1959 - 13th Tony Awards: J B and Redhead win
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1959 - France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
1960 - Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for "Glass"
1960 - Bill Veeck and Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"
1961 - 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4
1961 - Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner
1961 - Yuri Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth in Vostok 1
1962 - San Mateo County withdraws from BART district, San Francisco Bay area
1963 - Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK
1963 - Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
1964 - 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276
1964 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
1965 - 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
1966 - 1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam
1966 - Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2
1966 - Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
1969 - Simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
1970 - Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio
1973 - France recognizes North Vietnam
1973 - Sudan adopts constitution
1973 - Swaziland suspends constitution
1975 - Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
1976 - India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
1979 - Soyuz 33 returns to Earth
1980 - BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
1980 - Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper and Money hit grand slams)
1981 - 45th Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280
1981 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
1981 - Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1981 - Maiden voyage of space shuttle Columbia
1982 - 3 CBS employees shot to death in New York City parking lot
1983 - Harold Washington becomes Chicago's 1st black mayor
1983 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1985 - 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
1985 - U.S. Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of Moscow games
1986 - 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines
1987 - 51st Golf Masters Championship: Larry Mize wins, shooting a 285
1987 - Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)
1987 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1987 - Texaco files for bankruptcy
1988 - Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
1988 - Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Baltimore Orioles
1988 - Harvard University patents genetically engineered mouse
1988 - Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs California
1989 - 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker
1989 - Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
1990 - 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust and asks for forgivenesss
1990 - Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers
1990 - James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months
1991 - 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs
1991 - Nepalese Congress party wins general elections
1991 - U.S. announces closing of 31 major U.S. military bases
1992 - 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, New York Knicks 61
1992 - 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino
1992 - 56th Golf Masters Championship: Fred Couples wins, shooting a 275
1992 - Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz
1992 - Earthquake rocks Germany
1992 - Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of U.N.
1992 - Matt Young no-hits Cleveland, but loses 2-1
1992 - New York Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
1992 - "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore New York City for 137 performances
1992 - Trump Shuttle becomes U.S. Air Shuttle
1998 - 62nd Golf Masters Championship:


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