July 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

April 12, Civil War begins

Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2022. There are 263 days remaining in the year.

Today’s Spotlight in Heritage:

On April 12, 1861, the Civil War started as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

On this day:

In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Heat Springs, Georgia, at age 63 he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman.

In 1955, the Salk vaccine in opposition to polio was declared protected and productive.

In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin grew to become the initially gentleman to fly in space, orbiting the earth when in advance of producing a risk-free landing.

In 1963, civil legal rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, charged with contempt of court docket and parading with no a allow. (During his time guiding bars, King wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”)

In 1981, former planet heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis, 66, died in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 1985, Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, turned the to start with sitting member of Congress to fly in area as the shuttle Discovery lifted off.