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Today in History India 12 April

Check out below about Today in History India 12 April in Indian history or April 12 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 12 April in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

Today’s Historical Events on April 12

1606, 12th April: Great Britain recognized the Union Jack as its national flag.

1945, 12th April: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office.

1961, 12th April: The Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, Vostok 1.

1967, 12th April: Kailashnath Wanchu became the 10th Chief Justice of India.

1997, 12th April: Prime Minister of India H D Deve Gowda resigned.

1998, 12th April: Bharat Ratna awarded to C. Subramaniam.

2009, 12th April: Zimbabwe announced the end of its official currency ‘Zimbabwe Dollar’.

Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on April 12

1482: Rana Sanga, an Indian ruler of Mewar.

1885: R D Banerji, an eminent Indian Archaeologist & Museum expert.

1917: Vinoo Mankad, an Indian cricketer.

1924: F. N. Souza, a Goan artist.

1935: Lalji Tandon, as the 18th Governor of Madhya Pradesh and 28th Governor of Bihar. 

1943: Sumitra Mahajan, an Indian politician.

1954: Safdar Hashmi, a communist playwright and director.

Death Anniversaries of famous people on April 12

1720: Balaji Vishwanath Bhat, the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas.

1817: Charles Messier, a French astronomer.

1945: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States.

2001: Dewang Mehta, the president of NASSCOM.

2001: Harvey Ball, an American commercial artist.

2006: Rajkumar, an Indian film actor and playback singer in the Kannada cinema.

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