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Other Notable Events for April 12

On this date in history:

In 1861, the Civil War began when Confederate troops opened fire on Fort Sumter, S.C.

In 1935, Your Hit Parade premiered on radio.

In 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest-serving...

Notable Birthdays for April 12

Those born on this date include:

- American statesman Henry Clay in 1777
- opera singer Lily Pons in 1898
- author Beverly Cleary in 1916 (age 98)
- actor/dancer Ann Miller in 1923
- singer Tiny Tim in 1932
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Astronomy

Today is Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2014 with 263 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.