12 April 2024: This day in history

1204: The Fourth Crusade occupies and plunders Constantinople

1811: The first US colonists on the Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington

1861: Fort Sumter in South Carolina is attacked by the Confederacy, beginning the American Civil War

1872: Jesse James’ gang robs a bank of $1,500 in Columbia, Kentucky, 1 dead

1927: Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek begins a counter revolution by violently suppressing Communist groups

1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into space and orbit Earth, aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft

2023: Ghana is the first country to approve a new vaccine for Malaria, the Mosquirix– RTS,S, made at Oxford University. The first time a major new vaccine is first approved in Africa.

Source: Onthisday.com

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