April 12, 1961 in History

Event:

Yuri Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth in Vostok 1





More Notable Events on April 12:
1981 Maiden voyage of space shuttle Columbia
1961 Yuri Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth in Vostok 1
1946 Syria gains independence from France
1844 Texas became a U.S. territory
1654 England, Ireland and Scotland united
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