On This Day in History for April 12 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 135 of 135

  • 1981 Maiden voyage Space Transit System-space shuttle Columbia launched
  • 1983 Harold Washington elected Chicago's 1st black mayor
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
  • 1986 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines
  • 1987 Texaco files for bankruptcy
  • 1988 Harvard U patents genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life)
  • 1988 Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs Calif
  • 1989 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
  • 1990 H. J. Heinz, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Seafood say they wouldn't buy tuna caught in nets that trap dolphins
  • 1990 Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers
  • 1990 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust & asks for forgivenesss
  • 1991 Nepalese Congress party wins general elections
  • 1991 US announces closing of 31 major US military bases
  • 1992 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • 1992 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • 1992 Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
  • 1992 Matt Young no-hits Cleveland, but loses 2-1
  • 1992 Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
  • 1994 Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
  • 1998 An earthquake in Slovenia, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurs near the town of Bovec.

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1999 US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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2002 Pedro Carmona becomes interim President of Venezuela during the military coup against Hugo Chávez.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2002 Palestinian suicide bomber (female) kills 7 and injures 104 (among them 9 Arabs) at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem.
  • 2009 U.S. Navy rescues captain Richard Phillips, killing three pirates and capturing a fourth.

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2009 President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority makes a courtesy phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, restarting the Palestinian-Israeli dialogue

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 2010 A train derailed near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.
  • 2012 A ceasefire in the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising comes into effect
  • 2012 Bodleian, Oxford University and Vatican libraries announce over 1.5 million pages of ancient texts will be made available across the internet
  • 2012 Civilian rule in Mali is returned after Dioncounda Traore is sworn in as interim president
  • 2013 11 people are killed and 30 are injured in mosque attacks across Iraq
  • 2013 A man-made 32-foot and 60 tonne monument that is dates around 2000 BC is discovered in the Sea of Galilee
  • 2014 The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced

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2015 Hillary Clinton announces she will run for the Democratic nominee for US President for the 2nd time

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

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2016 Breakthrough Starshot: scientists and internet entrepreneurs, including Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerburg, announce interstellar project to send robot spacecraft to Alpha Centauri

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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