April 12, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Harvard University patents a genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life)
  • Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs California

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Alan Paton, South African author (Cry, the Beloved Country, Too Late the Phalarope) and anti-apartheid activist, dies at 85

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton