April 12

April 12 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on April 12, include:

  • Big Wind Day 
  • D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything And Read) 
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day 
  • Halifax Day (Local Observance in Halifax, North Carolina)
  • International Day for Street Children 
  • International Day of Human Space Flight 
  • National Licorice Day 
  • National Only Child Day 
  • Russian Cosmonaut Day 
  • Walk on Your Wild Side Day 
  • Wear a Star Day 
  • Yuri's Night 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include April 12, are:

  • Money Smart Week - April 10-17, 2021
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 11-17, 2021 (Second Full Week in April)
  • National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 11-17, 2021 (Second Full Week in April)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week - April 11-17, 2021
  • National Green Week - February 7 - April 30, 2021
  • National Occupational Health Nursing Week - April 11-17, 2021
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 11-17, 2021
  • National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 11-17, 2021 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Student Employment Week - April 11-17, 2021 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week - April 12-16, 2021
  • Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 11-17, 2021
  • Orthodox Lent - March 15 - May 1, 2021
  • Pan American Week - April 11-17, 2021 (Week that includes April 14th)
  • Ramadan - Evening of April 12, 2021 - Evening of May 11, 2021
  • Week of the Young Child - April 12-16, 2021 

2021 Monthly Holidays that include April 12, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 12 is Aries.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1777 - Henry Clay, US Lawyer and Politician, 9th US Secretary of State (d. 1852)
  • 1907 - Felix de Weldon, Austrian born sculptor who designed the Marine Corps War Memorial (d. 2003)
  • 1908 - Robert Lee Scott, Jr. US Air Force pilot and General (d. 2006)
  • 1932 - Tiny Tim, US singer and ukulele player  (Tiptoe through the tulips) (d. 1996)
  • 1940 - Herbie Hancock - American pianist, composer, and bandleader (Miles Davis Quintet)
  • 1946 - Ed O'Neill, American actor (Married with Children and Modern Family) (I thought he was hilarious playing an FBI agent in the 1989 movie Disorganized Crime!)
  • 1947 - David Letterman, American comedian and late night talk show host (Late Night)
  • 1947 – Tom Clancy, American author (Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger) (d. 2013) (Love his books!)
  • 1950 - David Cassidy, American singer/songwriter, musician and actor (Partridge Family)
  • 1957 - Vince Gill, American country singer/songwriter and musician
  • 1971 - Shannen Doherty - American actress (Little House, Beverly Hills 90210)
  • 1979 – Claire Danes, American actress (Romeo & Juliet, My  So Called Life, Homeland)


Famous Deaths

  • 1912 - Clara Barton, Nurse who founded the American Red Cross (b. 1821)
  • 1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lawyer, Politician and 32nd US President from 1933-1945 (b. 1882)
  • 1981 - Joe Louis, US Heavyweight boxing champion (b. 1914)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1986 - Arianna Huffington weds politician Michael Huffington
  • 1996 - Dennis Hopper, actor and filmaker weds actress Victoria Duffy


Quote of the Day




Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day


Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for April 12th is Healthy Banana Muffins

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for April 12, is Healthy Banana Muffins from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.


This Day in History

  • 1606 - England adopts the Union Flag as the flag of English and Scottish ships
  • 1892 - A patent for a portable typewriter is given to George Glickensderfer
  • 1933 - Moffatt Field is commissioned
  • 1934 - The strongest velocity wind ever recorded on the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire is 231 mph
  • 1938 - New York is the first US state that requires medical tests for marriage licenses
  • 1945 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office, so Vice President Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd US President
  • 1955 - Dr. Jonas Salk develops the polio vaccine
  • 1961 - The first person to orbit Earth is Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin in Vostok 1
  • 1966 - The first B-52 bombing in North Vietnam
  • 1981 - The STS-1 Columbia mission is the first launch of a Space Shuttle
  • 1987 - Texaco files for bankruptcy
  • 1988 - Sony Bono, of Sony & Cher, is elected mayor of Palm Springs, CA
  • 1991 - The US announces the closing of 31 major US Military bases
  • 1992 - Euro Disneyland officially opens, but later changes its name to Disneyland Paris
  • 1999 - US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving false statements in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
  • 2009 - US Navy rescues Captain Richard Phillips. Three pirates are killed and a fourth is captured.
  • 2013 - Mosque attacks in Iraq result in 11 people killed and 30 injured


This Day in Music

  • 1954 - "Rock Around Clock" is recorded by Bill Haley & Comets
  • 1963 - The Beatles release "From Me to You" in the UK
  • 1963 - Bob Dylan performs his first major solo concert in New York City at the Town Hall
  • 1969 - The 5th Dimension hits # 1 for six weeks on the US singles chart with "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
  • 1975 - Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
  • 1989 - Garth Brooks, American Country singer, releases his debt album titled "Garth Brooks". Included on the album is his first #1 hit, "If Tomorrow Never Comes", and "The Dance" which was the 1990 Song of the Year and Video of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.


Vince Gill was born on this day in 1957. One of my favorites of his songs, is "I Still Believe in You".

This Day in Sports

  • 1877 - First baseball game that used a catcher's mask
  • 1964 - Arnold Palmer shoots a 276, and wins the 28th Golf Masters Championship
  • 1965 - The Phillies beat the Astros 2-0 at the 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome
  • 1980 - The US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic Games


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Ungulate (adjective)

1. Having Hooves

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