April 12 Events in History - April 12 Birthdays - April 12 Deaths
2015 Jordan Spieth, age 21, wins the Masters golf tournament, tying Tiger Woods' record-setting 72-hole score of 18 under par at the course in 1997
2014 Researchers announce a new orally-administered drug that may cure Hepatitis C; 90 percent of patients in trials were declared free of the virus after 12 weeks
2014 Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp. is ranked the highest-paid U.S. executive for the second year in a row; Ellison's 2013 compensation of $78.4 million is more than twice that of runner-up Robert Iger of Walt Disney Corp, with $34.3 million
2013 Macy's loses its dispute with JC Penney; JC Penney wins the right to sell unbranded housewares designed by Martha Stewart in its stores
2013 Russia threatens retaliation after the U.S. imposes sanctions on '18 Magnitsky list' Russians accues of humans rights violations
2012 U.S. company Google, Inc., announces its 2012 first quarter earnings rose by more than 24%, and net profits increased to $8.14 billion
2012 Mali swears in Dioncounda Traore, an interim president, marking the country's transition back to civilian rule following last month's coup
2011 Following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan raises the crisis level to 7, equal to the disaster in Chernobyl
2011 As part of a crackdown on dissent in China, 169 Chinese Christians attempting to hold an outdoor prayer session were detained, then released
2010 Hungary's parliamentary election results in 28 regional seats for the left-wing Hungarian Socialist Party, and 26 regional seats for the far-right Movement for a Better Hungary
1998 62nd Golf Masters Championship:
1992 "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore New York City for 137 performances
1992 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, New York Knicks 61
1992 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino
1992 56th Golf Masters Championship: Fred Couples wins, shooting a 275
1992 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz
1992 Earthquake rocks Germany
1992 Lynn Gunther of California threatens to blow herself up in front of U.N.
1992 Matt Young no-hits Cleveland, but loses 2-1
1992 New York Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
1992 Trump Shuttle becomes U.S. Air Shuttle
1991 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs
1991 Nepalese Congress party wins general elections
1991 U.S. announces closing of 31 major U.S. military bases
1990 Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers
1990 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months
1990 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust and asks for forgivenesss
1989 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker
1989 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
1988 Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
1988 Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripken as manager of Baltimore Orioles
1988 Harvard University patents genetically engineered mouse
1988 Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs California
1987 51st Golf Masters Championship: Larry Mize wins, shooting a 285
1987 Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1987 Texaco files for bankruptcy
1986 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines
1985 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
1985 U.S. Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of Moscow games
1983 Harold Washington becomes Chicago's 1st black mayor
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 3 CBS employees shot to death in New York City parking lot
1981 45th Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280
1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
1981 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1981 Maiden voyage of space shuttle Columbia
1980 BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
1980 Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper and Money hit grand slams)
1979 Soyuz 33 returns to Earth
1976 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
1975 Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
1973 France recognizes North Vietnam
1973 Sudan adopts constitution
1973 Swaziland suspends constitution
1970 Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio
1969 Simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
1966 1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam
1966 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2
1966 Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
1964 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276
1964 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
1963 Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK
1963 Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
1962 San Mateo County withdraws from BART district, San Francisco Bay area
1961 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4
1961 Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner
1961 Yuri Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth in Vostok 1
1960 Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for "Glass"
1960 Bill Veeck and Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"
1959 13th Tony Awards: J B and Redhead win
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1959 France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
1958 12th NBA Championship: St. Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
1958 Flemish Open air museum opens in Bokrijk
1957 Jim Spalding set a 2088 pin nine-game bowling record
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon
1955 1st game in Kansas City, Kansas City A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
1955 Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; 4 billion dimes marched
1954 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289
1954 8th NBA Championship: Minnesota Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3
1954 Belgian Van Houtte government resigns
1954 Bill Haley and Comets records "Rock Around Clock"
1954 Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
1953 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274
1953 KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
1952 Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
1951 Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
1946 Syria gains independence from France
1945 Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands
1945 Harry Truman sworn in as 33rd president
1945 Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosis"
1945 U.S. liberates Buchenwald concentration camp
1944 Lillian Hellman's "Searching Wind," premieres in New York City
1943 Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa
1943 Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed
1942 9th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280
1942 Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan
1941 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
1941 Vichy-France's head of government Admiral Dalan consults with Hitler
1940 Italy annexes Albania
1940 NFL cuts clipping penalty from 25 yards to 15 yards
1938 1st U.S. law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses
1938 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
1935 "Your Hit Parade," debuts on radio
1935 Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers
1935 Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar
1934 Highest velocity wind ever recorded on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 231 mph
1933 Moffatt Field commissioned
1932 Emmanuel Chabriers and Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo
1931 Joe McCarthy debuts as New York Yankee manager
1931 Spanish voters reject the monarchy
1930 4th Test Cricket WI vs. England ends in a draw after nine days
1930 Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
1928 Assassination attempt on king Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
1927 General Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai
1926 Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms
1919 British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
1917 Bijou Theater opens at 222 W 45th St. New York City (Demolished 1982)
1917 Domenico Scarlatti and Jeab Cocteaus ballet premieres in Rome
1911 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
1909 Philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens
1908 Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts
1907 Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
1905 French Dufaux brothers test helicopter
1905 Hippodrome arena opens in New York City
1898 Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay to Navy
1896 Stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)
1894 British and Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa
1893 Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
1892 George C. Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
1887 Henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," premieres in Oslo
1883 French troops under Lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
1877 British annex Transvaal, in South Africa
1877 Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game
1872 Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)
1869 North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan Law
1864 Battle of Blair's Landing Louisiana
1864 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tennessee
1862 James Andrews steals Confederate train (General) at Kennesaw, Georgia
1862 Union troops occupy Fort Pulaski Georgia
1861 Fort Sumter, South Carolina is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War
1859 Hibernia Savings and Loan Society of San Francisco incorporates
1858 1st U.S. billiards championship (Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit)
1857 Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" published
1844 Texas became a U.S. territory
1826 Weber's opera "Oberon," premieres in London
1811 1st U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA
1787 Philadelphia's Free African Society forms
1782 Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French
1776 Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina
1770 Townsend Acts repealed
1713 Dutch State-General signs peace with France: Netherlands loses Orange Princedom
1709 1st edition of Tattler magazine in England
1654 England, Ireland and Scotland united
1648 University of Harderwijk Netherlands solemn opens
1606 England adopts Union Jack as its flag
1583 William of Orange marries Louise de Coligny
1545 French king Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed
1385 John without Fear marries Margaretha of Brabant
1385 Willem van Oostervant weds Philip the Stouts daughter Margaretha (10)
1229 Queen Blanche of Castilie and earl Raymond VII van Toulouse sign peace
1204 4th Crusade occupies and plunders Constantinople
1111 Pope Paschalis II crowns Henry V, Roman emperor
1065 Pilgrims under bishop Gunther of Bamberg reach Jerusalem