Today in History, English
Today in History, English

42001April 12Event1998 – An earthquake in Slovenia, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurs near the town of Bovec.
42002April 12Event1999 – US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
42003April 12Event2002 – A suicide bomber blows herself up at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
42004April 12Event2007 – A suicide bomber penetrates the Green Zone and detonates in a cafeteria within a parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awad and wounding more than twenty other people.
42005April 12Event2009 – Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwean dollar as its official currency.
42006April 12Event2010 – A train derails near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.
42007April 12Event2013 – Two suicide bombers kill three Chadian soldiers and injure dozens of civilians at a market in Kidal, Mali.
42008April 12Event2014 – The Great Fire of Valparaíso ravages the Chilean city of Valparaíso, killing 16, displacing nearly 10,000, and destroying over 2,000 homes.
42009April 12Birth1432 – Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia (d. 1462)
42010April 12Birth1484 – Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace and St. Peter's Basilica (d. 1546)
42011April 12Birth1500 – Joachim Camerarius, German scholar and translator (d. 1574)
42012April 12Birth1526 – Muretus, French philosopher and author (d. 1585)
42013April 12Birth1550 – Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English courtier and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1604)
42014April 12Birth1577 – Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
42015April 12Birth1705 – William Cookworthy, English minister and pharmacist (d. 1780)
42016April 12Birth1710 – Caffarelli, Italian actor and singer (d. 1783)
42017April 12Birth1713 – Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French historian and author (d. 1796)
42018April 12Birth1716 – Felice Giardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1796)
42019April 12Birth1722 – Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1793)
42020April 12Birth1724 – Lyman Hall, American physician, clergyman, and politician, 16th Governor of Georgia (d. 1790)
42021April 12Birth1748 – Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist and author (d. 1836)
42022April 12Birth1777 – Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
42023April 12Birth1792 – John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, English soldier and politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1840)
42024April 12Birth1794 – Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician and engineer (d. 1847)
42025April 12Birth1796 – George N. Briggs, American lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
42026April 12Birth1799 – Henri Druey, Swiss lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1855)
42027April 12Birth1801 – Joseph Lanner, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1843)
42028April 12Birth1823 – Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian playwright and translator (d. 1886)
42029April 12Birth1839 – Nikolay Przhevalsky, Russian geographer and explorer (d. 1888)
42030April 12Birth1848 – José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican soldier and poet (d. 1880)

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