April 12 in history | Beginning of American Civil War, first human in space and more!

Everything that happened today in history!

1770

Britain repeals hated Townshend Act in the Colonies

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1861

American Civil War begins as Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter

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1961

Yuri Gagrin becomes first human in space

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1955

Salk vaccine against polio is declared safe and effective

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1981

Spacecraft Columbia is launched for the first time

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