This Day in History – April 12

2 minute read
April 12

History is an inevitable and inseparable part of our lives. It has had an overriding influence in almost every other aspect of it. Therefore it is important to understand history, in order to understand the functioning of our society. In this blog, we bring to you all the important events in history that occured on April 12.

“ People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them”
– James Baldwin

What Events Happened in India on April 12

Credits – Facebook

1976 – India won the West Indies tour
On April 12 1976 India won the WI and set a score of 403.

1906 –  Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya
Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya an Indian scholar and academic passed away.

Historical Events That Happened Around the World on April 12

Credits – ABC News

1606 – Adoption of Union Jack flag
On April 12 1606, the union flag was adopted as the flag of English and Scottish.

1782 – Battle of Saintes
Under Admiral George Rhodney defeated the French fleet in the West Indies. 

1945 – President Franklin Roosevelt
US President Franklin Roosevelt died on this day and his vice president Harry Truman took charge as the 33rd president of the US on April 12 1945.

1955 – Testing the polio vaccine
On this day the polio vaccine tested by Jonas Salk was announced as “safe and effective” by and US Food and Drug Administration.

1961 – Yuri Gagarin
Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit the earth.

1999 – Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton was cited for contempt for giving false statements in a sexual harassment case against him.

2002 – Pedro Carmona
Pedro Carmona became the interim President of Venezuela during the military coup against Hugo Chavez.

2009 – Palestinian – Israeli dialogues
The Palestinian President made courtesy calls to the Israeli Prime Minister to restart Palestinian
– Israeli dialogues on April 12 2009.

2015 – Hillary Clinton announced her candidature
Hillary Clinton announced that she would run for the democratic nominee for president for the 2nd time.

List of Important Birthdays

  • 1777 – Henry Clay
    Known as the great compromiser, Henry Clay is an American politician born in Hanover County.
  • 1942 – Jacob Zuma
    Former president of South Africa and politician was born on this day.
  • 1943 – Sumitra Mahajan
    Indian politician and 16th speaker of Lok Sabha was born on this day.
  • 1947 – David Letterman
    A famous talk show and comedian host David Letterman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • 1994 – Saoirse Ronan
    Irish actress Saoirse Ronan famous for her role in Ladybird, Little Women and Empire was born on this day.

We hope you enjoyed reading about the significance of 12th April. For more such articles related to History, stay tuned with Leverage Edu! You can also follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Quora.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *



10,000+ students realised their study abroad dream with us. Take the first step today.
Talk to an expert