History April 12th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1065 - Pilgrims under bishop Gunther of Bamberg reach Jerusalem
    1111 - Pope Paschalis II crowns Henry V, Roman emperor
    1204 - 4th Crusade occupies and plunders Constantinople
    1606 - England adopts Union Jack as its flag
    1654 - England, Ireland and Scotland united
    1811 - 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA
    1844 - Texas became a US territory
    1861 - Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War
    1864 - Confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn (Forrest Gump??)
    1869 - North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan Law
    1872 - Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)
    1892 - George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
    1905 - French Dufaux brothers test helicopter
    1908 - Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts
    1911 - 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
    1927 - Gen Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai
    1934 - Highest velocity wind ever recorded on Mt Washington, NH, 231 mph
    1935 - Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers
    1938 - 1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY)
    1940 - Italy annexes Albania
    1942 - Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan
    1945 - Harry Truman sworn in as 33rd pres
    1945 - Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosis"
    1946 - Syria gains independence from France
    1955 - Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; 4 billion dimes marched
    1959 - France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
    1961 - Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner
    1961 - Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)
    1966 - 1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam
    1973 - France recognizes North Vietnam
    1973 - Sudan adopts constitution
    1973 - Swaziland suspends constitution
    1979 - Soyuz 33 returns to Earth
    1981 - Maiden voyage Space Transit System-space shuttle Columbia launched
    1985 - 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
    1985 - US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of Moscow games
    1987 - Texaco files for bankruptcy
    1988 - Harvard U patents genetically engineered mouse (1st for animal life)
    1990 - 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for #@!&% holocaust and asks for forgivenesss
    1991 - US announces closing of 31 major US military bases
    1992 - Earthquake rocks Germany
    1992 - Euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France