On This Day

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

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 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 the Holocaust and asks for forgiveness
  • 1991 Nepalese Congress party wins general elections
  • 1991 US announces closing of 31 major US military bases
  • 1992 Earthquake rocks Germany
  • 1992 Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of UN
  • 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

BattleCoup d'état

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

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas
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

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

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

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2020 OPEC and other major oil companies agree to the largest-ever drop in production to stabilize world prices

BeatificationEaster Message

2020 Pope Francis calls for the world to be united in the face of COVID-19 as he delivers his Easter message from an empty St Peter's Cathedral in Rome

  • 2020 Huge storm system produces more than 40 tornadoes in the US from Texas to South Carolina killing 32 people across six states
  • 2021 Great Britain loosens its COVID-19 restrictions, opening pubs and shops after 175 days, the world's longest period of restrictions
  • 2021 Worst frost conditions in half a century will affect 80% of French vineyards according to industry officials [1]

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