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Top 10 April 12 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On April 12, 1955, Edward R. Murrow asked Jonas Salk who owned the patent to the polio vaccine, his response was “Well, the people, I would say... There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”

  2. Cyanide pills were distributed to audience members of the last Berlin Philharmonic concert on 12 April 1945 as Allied forces approached Berlin and the surrender of Germany seemed imminent.

  3. On Saturday night (30 March '12), the Chief of the Israeli Navy gave a surprise order for 3 ships to prepare to leave for a 10-day exercise; the men on the ships worked all night only to learn the next morning (1 April '12) that it was all an April Fool's Day joke.

  4. Ronald Wayne was a co-founder of Apple. He owned 10% of the company, but sold his stock for $800 on April 12, 1976 (today, worth nearly 60 billion). He later accepted $1,500 to forfeit any future claims against Apple.

  5. On 12 April 1945 as the end of the war approached, members of the Hitler Youth distributed cyanide pills to audience members during the last concert of the Berlin Philharmonic

  6. Andrea Bocelli gave a concert in Milan's empty cathedral on Easter 12 April 2020 as people across the world were locked down in their homes due to coronavirus / covid 19 quarantine.

  7. The last surviving eyewitness of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination was a man named Samuel J. Seymour who lived until April 12, 1956 at the age of 96. In February 1956, Seymour appeared on the TV game show I’ve Got a Secret, where he described the assassination in detail.

  8. Pickett fought at the Battle of Appomattox and surrendered with Lee to the Union Army on April 12, 1865.

  9. On April 12, 1955 the results were published and the vaccine was declared safe and effective.

  10. Louis died of a heart attack on April 12, 1981 in Palisades, Nevada at the age of sixty-six. As a military veteran, Louis was buried in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

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Clara Barton died on April 12, 1912 at the age of 90, in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Female gives birth to 9 to 12 babies usually from March to April. Spiny bush vipers are 6 inches long at birth and have dark green bodies covered in wavy stripes. Young snakes attain adult coloration at the age of 3 to 4 months.

On April 7, 1966, the US government recovered a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain that had been lost on January 17, 1966 in a plane accident where a B-52 bomber crashed into a KC-135 jet tanker. The Pentagon admits to at least 12 incidents like this one.

General Lee gave a farewell address to the army of April 10 and on April 12 the Confederate soldiers turned in their arms.

He was at Fort Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861, when the Confederates fired the first shots of the Civil War. Doubleday fired a cannon ball in return, the first shot from the Union of the war.

National Beer Day is an unofficial holiday in the United States celebrated every year on April 7, celebrating the ending of prohibition when people could buy, sell and drink beer for the first time in 12 years.

In 1616 Miguel Cervantes died on 22nd April and William Shakespeare died on 23rd April but due to Spain and England being on different calenders they actually died 12 days apart.

The Yalta Conference was the last major conference President Roosevelt attended. He on April 12, 1945, about three months before the Potsdam Conference.

Prior to D-Day the air support operations flew 14,000 missions in an effort to weaken German forces. Between April 1st and June 5th, 1944 the losses to air forces included 12,000 airmen and 2,000 airplanes.

On 1 April 1948 USSR blocked non-air access to the French, UK and USA sectors of Berlin to have them withdraw the Deutsche Mark. In return, the blocked nations began the Berlin Airlift, delivering the city supplies by over 200k cargo flights a year. The USSR dropped the embargo on 12 May 1949.

On April 20th, one study found a 12% increase in the risk of fatal motor vehicle crash between 4:20 p.m. and midnight on April 20th compared to identical time intervals on control days. Drivers less than 21 years of age, risks were 38% higher on April 20th than on control days.

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, while common in Europe and Asia, can only be found in North America around the city of St Louis. All of them are descended from 12 birds released on April 25, 1870.

In April 1993, Indian commandos averted the hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight 427 in 12 seconds and killed the The lead hijacker, Mohammed Yousuf Shah before he could even react or harm anyone on board.

Females give birth to 4 to 12 live babies usually from January to April. Larger females give birth to more babies compared to small-sized females.

Josephine Baker died on April 12, 1975, at the age of 68, from a cerebral hemorrhage.

The US accident rate is 12% above control rate after 4:20 PM on 20th April. Among those below 21 years of age, it's 38% higher than control.

April 4, June 6, October 10 and December 12 will all fall on the same day of the week in any yearThese days are called doomsdays, and are meant to help calculate the day of the week of any given date. In 2015 doomsdays are all on Saturday.

As of April 12, 111 people have been justifiably killed by American police in 2015. Compared with the 55 killed by British police since 1990

The first space shuttle launch took place on April 12, 1981 - 20 years to the day after Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. More than 34 years have now elapsed from *that* date.

April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

Female lays 9 to 12 eggs during the April and May. After incubation period of 34 to 36 days, baby ducks (called ducklings) will hatch.

of New Beers eve on April 6th, 83 years ago, Americans lined up outside of bars and waited for the clock to strike 12 for the sale of alcohol to be legal again.

The highest surface wind speed ever recorded (231 mph) happened on this date (April 12) in New Hampshire.

Stubbs (born April 12, 1997) is a cat who has been the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, since July 1997.

The world record for the longest shower was 341 hours (14.2 days!) set on April 12, 1985.