What Happened on April 12, 2012

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
2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Love, American saxophonist (The Memphis Horns), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 70
  • George Mesterhazy, Hungarian-American jazz pianist, and arranger, dies at 56

About April 12, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  • UK #1 Song: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen