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On This Day

April 12

Grilled Cheeses Sandwich Day

Cosmonautics Day

1906 The Union Flag aka The Union Jack is raised for the first time.

1917 Canadian forces win the Battle of Vimy Ridge

1941 The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup over the Detroit Red Wings

1951 In a seven games Minneapolis Lakers win the NBA championship over the Syracuse Nationals

1961 The first space flight on spaceship East-1 piloted by A. Gagarin

1980 The first day of Marathon of Hope leaves St. John’s Newfoundland ran by Terry Fox

1981 NASA launches STS-1 Space Shuttle Columbia from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida

1991 Out for Justice hits movie theatres

1999 Monday Night Raw The Godfather wins the WWF Intercontinental Title over Goldust

Happy Birthday

1912 Hound Dog Taylor musician

1931 Tiny Tim musician

1940 Herbie Hancock Jazz Great Children

1946 Ed O’Neill actor in the show Married With Children

1947 David Letterman TV Host

1950 David Cassidy former teen idol in The Partridge Family

1960 Ron MacLean NHL hockey broadcaster

1971 Shannen Doherty actress in hit TV show 9021o

1979 Claire Danes actress My So Called Life

1986 Lorena singer model

1988 April Rose Pengilly

1994 Isabelle Drummond model


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