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Importance of 12th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 12th April special in the world history.

1999
Death of Boxcar Willie, American country music singer
United States
1989
Death of Sugar Ray Robinson, American world champion boxer
United States
1981
Death of Joe Louis, American boxer
United States
1961
Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space
Russian Federation
1954
Bill Hailey and His Comets recorded Rock Around the Clock in a studio in New York City
United States
1937
Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft
Great Britain
1748
Death of William Kent, English architect
Great Britain
1705
Birth of William Cookworthy, English chemist who found the China Clay in Cornwall and developed a way of processing it into fine porcelain.
Great Britain
1633
Galileo Galilei appears before the Inquisition for supporting the belief that the sun was the centre of the universe, his eventual guilty verdict resulted in lifelong house arrest.
Italy
1606
Adoption of Union Flag as the flag of 'Great Britain'.
Great Britain
0238
To lose one Emperor is understandable, but two on the same day is unfortunate; Gordian I and Gordian II both died after the loss of the Battle of Carthage.
Italy
0065
Death of Seneca the Younger, Roman dramatist and philosopher.
Italy
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