Today in History April 12: What Happened on This Date?

  • 1204 4th Crusade occupies & plunders Constantinople
  • 1811 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington
Today in History April 12: What Happened on This Date?
  • 1872 Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)
  • 1927 Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai
  • 1961 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)

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