Daily Almanac: April 12, 2022


RISE: 7:10 a.m.

SET: 8:19 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

High: 68 °F

Low: 45 °F

Wacky Holiday Today:

• Big Wind Day

• National Library Workers Day

• National Only Child Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1981 The Space Shuttle blasts off into space for the first time

• 1961 Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space

• 1861 The American Civil War begins

Births On This Day:

• 1947 Tom Clancy

American author

• 1947 David Letterman

American comedian, talk show host

Deaths On This Day:

• 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt

American politician, 32nd President of the United States

• 1981 Joe Louis

American boxer