On This Day

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

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
2012 Highlights

About April 12, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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