Hmmm… Schnitte, April 12 eh?
1861: The American Civil War begins when Confederate troops open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Bay.
1945: U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt, recently elected to a record fourth term in office, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage; Vice President Harry Truman is sworn in as president.
1955: The polio vaccine prepared by U.S. physician Jonas E. Salk is released for general use in the United States.
1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, aboard Vostok 1, is the first man to travel to space; he makes one orbit of the earth during his 108-minute flight.
The fastest natural wind ever recorded blew in at 231 miles per hour on this date in 1934 at Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
So, there ya go. April 12 is my birthday as well. Tho’ I was born in '79.