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April 12th In Pop Culture History

1606 - The Union Jack (the Union Flag) was adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships.

1633 - Galileo was convicted of heresy, for announcing that the Earth revolved around the Sun.

1892 - The first US Patent (#472,692) for a portable typewriter, the Blickensderfer, was issued to George Blickensderfer of Stamford, Connecticut.

1914 - Mark Strand Theatre opened in New York City. It was the first official "movie theater."

1934 - The strongest surface wind gust ever recorded on Earth, at 231 mph, was measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.

1945 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt died while in office and Vice President Harry Truman became President upon Roosevelt's death.

1955 - The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, was declared safe and effective.

1961 - Aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first human being to travel into space.

1969 - #1 Hit April 12, 1969 - May 23, 1969: The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In

1974 - #1 Hit April 13, 1974 - April 19, 1974: Elton John - Bennie and the Jets

1975 - #1 Hit April 12, 1975 - April 25, 1975: Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom

1981 - The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia), named NASA's STS-1 mission.

1985 - Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Ladyhawke and Cat's Eye were released in theaters.

1987 - 21 Jump Street premiered on FOX.

1992 - The Euro Disney Resort officially opened with its theme park Euro Disneyland. It was later renamed Disneyland Paris.

1994 - Laurence Canter created a software program that flooded Usenet message board's with a notice for the 'Green Card Lottery' to solicit business for his law firm of Canter & Siegel, in an early instance of commercial spam.

1995 - Drew Barrymore appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and, because it was his birthday, she danced on his desk and flashed him on the air.

1996 - James and the Giant Peach, Fear and Jane Eyre debuted in theaters.

2008 - #1 Hit April 12, 2008 - May 2, 2008: Mariah Carey - Touch My Body

2013 - 42 and Scary Movie 5 were released in theaters.

April 12th Celebrity Birthdays

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Actor, Harold Lockwood (1887, d.1918)
Actress, Lily Pons (1898, d.1976)
Actress, Virginia Cherill (1908)
Actor, Eric Feldary (1912)
Director, George Franju (1912)
Musician, Herbert Mills (1912)
Actor, Walt Gorney (1912, d.2004)
Musician, Hound Dog Taylor (1915)
Musician, Helen Forrest (1917, d.1999)
Musician, Billy Vaughn (1919, d.1991)
Musician, Robert Fizdale (1920)
Dancer, Ann Miller (1923)
Actress, Jane Withers (1927)
Actor, Hardy Kruger (1928)
Actress, Elspet Grey (1929)
Musician, Betty Clooney (1930)
Musician, Tiny Tim (1932, d.1996)
Actor, Charles Napier (1936, d.2011)
Musician, Herbie Hancock (1940)
Musician, Julio B Euson (1941)
Actor, Frank Bank (1942)
Actor, Charles Ludlam (1943)
Musician, John Kay (1944)
Musician, Karel Kryl (1944)
Actor, Ed O'Neill (1946)
Actor, Dan Lauria (1947)
Comedian, David Letterman (1947)
Author, Tom Clancy (1947)
TV presenter, Jeremy Breadle (1948, d.2008)
Musician, Sandra "Lois" Reeves (1948)
Actor, David Cassidy (1950)
Producer, Tom Werner (1950)
Musician, Jackson Spires (1951)
Musician, J D Nicholas (1952)
Musician, Pat Travers (1954)
Musician, Alexander Briley (1956)
Actor, Andy Garcia (1956)
Actress, Doris EHP Baaten (1956)
Musician, Vince Gill (1957)
Musician, Tony James (1958)
Musician, Will Sergeant (1958)
Actor, Harold Stableford (1958)
Actress, Elissa Leeds (1959)
Musician, D D Verni (1961)
Actress, Magda Szubankski (1961)
Musician, Art Alexakis (1962)
Musician, Amy Ray (1964)
Actor, Tom O'Brien (1965)
Musician, Mellow Man Ace (1967)
Actress, Alicia Coppola (1968)
Musician, Nick Hexum (1970)
Actor, Nicholas Brendan (1971)
Actress, Shannen Doherty (1971)
Model, Claudia Jordan (1973)
Actor, Amr Waked (1973)
Comic book artist, J Scott Campbell (1973)
Actress, Belinda Emmett (1974, d.2006)
Actress, Marley Shelton (1974)
Actress, Sarah Jane Morris (1977)
Actress, Jordanna Spiro (1977)
Actor, Eddie Robinson (1978)
Musician Guy Berryman (1978)
Actor, Riley Smith (1978)
Actress, Claire Danes (1979)
Actor, Paul Nicholls (1979)
Actress, Jennifer Morrison (1979)
Musician, Brian McFadden (1980)
Musician, Erik Mongrain (1980)
Musician, Deen (1982)
Model, Jeisa Chiminazzo (1985)
Model, Brooklyn Decker (1987)
Musician, Brendon Urie (1987)
Actress, Saoirse Ronan (1994)
"There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year."

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