On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A ceasefire in the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising comes into effect
  • Bodleian, Oxford University and Vatican libraries announce over 1.5 million pages of ancient texts will be made available across the internet
  • Civilian rule in Mali is returned after Dioncounda Traore is sworn in as interim president

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Love, American saxophonist (The Memphis Horns), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 70