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April 12th - Happy Birthday Jennifer Morrison, Claire Danes, Saoirse Ronan


Today is Thursday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2012. There are 263 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 12, 1862, during the Civil War, Union volunteers led by James J. Andrews stole a Confederate locomotive near Marietta, Ga., and headed toward Chattanooga, Tenn., on a mission to sabotage as much of the rail line as they could; the raiders were caught, and eight of them, Andrews included, were executed as spies. (The raid inspired the 1926 Buster Keaton silent comedy "The General.")

On this date:
In 238, Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide.
In 467, Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
In 1204, The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.
In 1557, Cuenca is founded in Ecuador.
In 1606, England's King James I decreed the design of the original Union Flag, which combined the flags of England and Scotland.
In 1633, The formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.
In 1776, American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.
In 1811, fur traders employed by John Jacob Astor began building Fort Astoria in present-day Oregon.
In 1820, Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
In 1831, Soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse.
In 1861, American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
In 1862, American Civil War: The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurred, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).
In 1864, American Civil War: The Fort Pillow massacre: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
In 1865, American Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.
In 1877, The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
In 1877, the catcher's mask was first used in a baseball game by James Tyng of Harvard in a game against the Lynn Live Oaks.
In 1910, The SMS Zrinyi, one of the last pre-dreadnoughts built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
In 1912, Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, died in Glen Echo, Md., at age 90.
In 1917, World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.
In 1927, April 12 Incident: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.
In 1934, The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire.
In 1934, The U.S. Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
In 1934, "Tender Is the Night," by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published in book form after being serialized in Scribner's Magazine.
In 1935, First flight of the Bristol Blenheim.
In 1937, Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.
In 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.
In 1955, The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
In 1961, The Russian (Soviet) cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).
In 1963, The Soviet nuclear powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.
In 1968, Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.
In 1970, Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.
In 1980, Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.
In 1980, Terry Fox begins his "Marathon of Hope" at St. John's, Newfoundland.
In 1981, The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) launches on the STS-1 mission.
In 1981, Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis died in Las Vegas, Nev., at age 66.
In 1985, Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, became the first sitting member of Congress to fly in space as the shuttle Discovery lifted off.
In 1990, Jim Gary's "Twentieth Century Dinosaurs" exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
In 1992, The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland. The resort and its park's name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.
In 1994, Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam.
In 1998, An earthquake in Slovenia, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurs near the town of Bovec.
In 1999, US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
In 2002, A female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open-air market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
In 2007, A suicide bomber penetrated the Green Zone and detonated in a cafeteria within a parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awad and wounding more than twenty other people.
In 2009, Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their official currency.
In 2010, A train derails near Merano, Italy, after running into a landslide, causing nine deaths and injuring 28 people.

Ten years ago: Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law ignored growing demands for his resignation because of sex abuse allegations against priests that began in his archdiocese and spread across the country. (Law ended up resigning in December 2002.) Secretary of State Colin Powell's trip to Middle East was marred by a suicide bombing in Jerusalem that claimed six victims; the White House put on hold Powell's meeting with Yasser Arafat scheduled for the next day (the meeting took place a day later). Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez resigned under pressure from the country's divided military (however, he was returned to office two days later).

Five years ago: A suicide bomber breached security in Iraq's parliament and blew himself up in the dining hall; a Sunni parliament member was killed. CBS fired Don Imus from his radio program for insulting the Rutgers women's basketball team on the air; in the evening, Imus met with team members at the New Jersey governor's mansion in Princeton (Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who was en route to that meeting, was seriously injured when his official vehicle crashed).

One year ago: Japan ranked its nuclear crisis at the highest possible severity on an international scale — the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster — even as it insisted radiation leaks were declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. The state of Ohio executed two-time murderer Clarence Carter for beating and stomping to death a fellow jail inmate. Booming cannons, plaintive period music and hushed crowds ushered in the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War during morning ceremonies in Charleston, S.C.

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Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ned Miller is 87. Actress Jane Withers is 86. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 79. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn is 73. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 72. Actor Frank Bank ("Leave It to Beaver") is 70. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 68. Actor Ed O'Neill is 66. Author Tom Clancy is 65. Actor Dan Lauria is 65. Talk show host David Letterman is 65. Author Scott Turow is 63. Singer David Cassidy is 62. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 60. Singer Pat Travers is 58. Actor Andy Garcia is 56. Movie director Walter Salles is 56. Country singer Vince Gill is 55. Actress Suzzanne Douglas is 55. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 54. Rock singer Art Alexakis (Everclear) is 50. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 48. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 48. Actress Alicia Coppola is 44. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 42. Actor Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kitchen Confidential) is 41. Actor Kelly Donovan is 41. Actress Shannen Doherty is 41. Actress Marley Shelton is 38. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 35. Actress Jordana Spiro is 35. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 34. Actress Claire Danes is 33. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 33. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 25. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) is 25. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan is 18.

Other notable birthdays, April 12:
1928, Hardy Krüger, German actor
1932, Dennis Banks, American Indian activist
1940, John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
1942, Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
1947, Woody Johnson, sports team owner
1947, Alex Briley, American singer (Village People)
1952, Reuben Gant, American professional football player
1961, Lisa Gerrard, Australian musician
1961, Charles Mann, American football player
1972, Paul Lo Duca, American baseball player
1973, Antonio Osuna, Mexican baseball player
1976, Brad Miller, American basketball player
1985, Ted Ginn Jr., American football player
1987, Brooklyn Decker, American model and actress

Born on this day, April 12, passed away:
1724, Lyman Hall, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1790)
1777, Henry Clay, American statesman (d. 1852)
1796, George N. Briggs, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)
1874, William B. Bankhead, American politician, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1940)
1898, Lily Pons, American soprano (d. 1976)
1912, Hound Dog Taylor, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer (d. 1975)
1919, Billy Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (d. 1991)
1923, Ann Miller, American actor and dancer (d. 2004)
1932, Tiny Tim, American musician (d. 1996)
1936, Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)
1952, Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004)

Notable deaths, April 12:
45 BC, Gnaeus Pompeius, Roman general
65, Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman, and dramatist
1912, Clara Barton, American nurse and Red Cross advocate (b. 1821)
1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (b. 1882)
1975, Josephine Baker, American dancer (b. 1906)
1977, Phil Wrigley, American manufacturer and baseball executive (b. 1894)
1981, Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
1983, Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
1989, Abbie Hoffman, American political activist (b. 1936)
1989, Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (b. 1921)
1999, Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931)
2006, William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman, activist (b. 1924)
2009, Marilyn Chambers, American pornographic actress (b. 1952)

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Today is Friday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2013. There are 263 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 12, 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Ala., charged with contempt of court and parading without a permit. (During his time behind bars, King wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail"; he was released on bond on April 20.)

One year ago: Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, charged with second-degree murder, made his first courtroom appearance in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Jury selection began in Greensboro, N.C., for the corruption trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards, charged with six counts of campaign finance fraud. (The jury ended up acquitting Edwards of accepting illegal campaign contributions but deadlocking on the other five counts.)

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ned Miller is 88. Actress Jane Withers is 87. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 80. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn (AYK'-bohrn) is 74. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 73. Actor Frank Bank ("Leave It to Beaver") is 71. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 69. Actor Ed O'Neill is 67. Author Tom Clancy is 66. Actor Dan Lauria is 66. Talk show host David Letterman is 66. Author Scott Turow is 64. Singer David Cassidy is 63. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 61. Singer Pat Travers is 59. Actor Andy Garcia is 57. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL'-ihs) is 57. Country singer Vince Gill is 56. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 56. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 55. Rock singer Art Alexakis (al-ex-AH'-kis) (Everclear) is 51. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 49. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 49. Actress Alicia Coppola is 45. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 43. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 42. Actor Kelly Donovan is 42. Actress Shannen Doherty is 42. Actress Marley Shelton is 39. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 36. Actress Jordana Spiro is 36. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 35. Actress Claire Danes is 34. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 34. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 26. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco) is 26. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan is 19.

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Today is Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2014. There are 263 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On April 12, 1954, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission opened a hearing on whether Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project, should have his security clearance reinstated amid questions about his loyalty (it wasn't). Bill Haley and His Comets recorded "Rock Around the Clock" in New York for Decca Records.

Ten years ago: A federal judge allowed a nationwide ban on dietary supplements containing ephedra to take effect, turning aside a plea from two manufacturers. Abelardo Flores and Fatima Holloway pleaded guilty in Houston to taking part in a smuggling scheme that resulted in the deaths of 19 immigrants abandoned in a sweltering truck trailer. (Flores was later sentenced to more than 14 years in prison; Holloway, who testified against truck driver Tyrone Williams, was sentenced to the three days in jail she'd already served.) Barry Bonds hit his 660th home run, sending the Giants to a 7-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers and tying godfather Willie Mays for third on baseball's career list.

Five years ago: American cargo ship captain Richard Phillips was rescued from Somali pirates by U.S. Navy snipers who shot and killed three of the hostage-takers. Angel Cabrera became the first Argentine to win the Masters. In Hameenlinna, Finland, the United States won its second straight women's World Hockey Championship title, beating Canada 4-1. Actress Marilyn Chambers, who'd starred in the 1972 adult film "Behind the Green Door," was found dead at her home in Canyon Country, Calif., 10 days before her 57th birthday.

One year ago: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting South Korea, delivered a stark warning to North Korea not to test-fire a mid-range missile while tamping down anxiety caused by a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime's nuclear weapons program. Guan Tianlang, a 14-year-old from China, made history as the youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event; despite being the first player at Augusta National to get hit with a one-shot penalty for slow play, Guan made the cut under the 10-shot rule at the Masters.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ned Miller is 89. Actress Jane Withers is 88. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 81. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn (AYK'-bohrn) is 75. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 74. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 70. Actor Ed O'Neill is 68. Actor Dan Lauria is 67. Talk show host David Letterman is 67. Author Scott Turow is 65. Singer David Cassidy is 64. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 62. Singer Pat Travers is 60. Actor Andy Garcia is 58. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL'-ihs) is 58. Country singer Vince Gill is 57. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 57. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 56. Rock singer Art Alexakis (al-ex-AH'-kis) (Everclear) is 52. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 50. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 50. Actress Alicia Coppola is 46. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 44. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 43. Actor Kelly Donovan is 43. Actress Shannen Doherty is 43. Actress Marley Shelton is 40. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 37. Actress Jordana Spiro is 37. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 36. Actress Claire Danes is 35. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 35. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 27. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco) is 27. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan is 20.

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Today is Sunday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2015. There are 263 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman.

Ten years ago: Three men with suspected al-Qaida ties, already in British custody, were charged with a years-long plot to attack the New York Stock Exchange and other East Coast financial institutions. (Seven men were eventually convicted in British court and received sentences ranging up to 26 years; the leader of the group, Dhiren Barot, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and received life in prison.) President George W. Bush visited soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, marking the two-year anniversary of the end of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama opened a 47-nation nuclear summit in Washington, boosted by Ukraine's announcement that it would give up its weapons-grade uranium. The Bristol Herald Courier won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for uncovering a scandal in which Virginia landowners were deprived of millions in natural gas royalties. The musical "Next to Normal" won the Pulitzer for drama; Paul Harding's "Tinkers" was the surprise fiction winner.

One year ago: The policy-setting panel of the 188-nation International Monetary Fund concluded a meeting in Washington by expressing confidence that the global economy finally had turned the corner to stronger growth. Devastating wildfires erupted in the hills of Valparaiso, Chile, killing 15 people and destroying nearly 3,000 homes.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ned Miller is 90. Actress Jane Withers is 89. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 82. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn (AYK'-bohrn) is 76. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 75. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 71. Actor Ed O'Neill is 69. Actor Dan Lauria is 68. Talk show host David Letterman is 68. Author Scott Turow is 66. Singer David Cassidy is 65. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 63. Singer Pat Travers is 61. Actor Andy Garcia is 59. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL'-ihs) is 59. Country singer Vince Gill is 58. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 58. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 57. Rock singer Art Alexakis (al-ex-AH'-kis) (Everclear) is 53. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 51. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 51. Actress Alicia Coppola is 47. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 45. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 44. Actor Kelly Donovam is 44. Actress Shannen Doherty is 44. Actress Marley Shelton is 41. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 38. Actress Jordana Spiro is 38. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 37. Actress Claire Danes is 36. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 36. Actor Matt McGorry is 29. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 28. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco) is 28. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan is 21.

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Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2016. There are 263 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space, orbiting the earth once before making a safe landing.

Ten years ago: Jurors in the Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee) trial listened to a recording of shouts and cries in the cockpit as desperate passengers twice charged hijackers during the final half hour of doomed United Flight 93 on 9/11. The Rev. William Sloane Coffin, a former Yale chaplain known for Vietnam-era peace activism, died in Strafford, Vt., at age 81. Indian movie star Rajkumar (cq) died in Bangalore at age 77.

Five years ago: Japan ranked its nuclear crisis at the highest possible severity on an international scale — the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster — even as it insisted radiation leaks were declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. The state of Ohio executed two-time murderer Clarence Carter for beating and stomping to death a fellow jail inmate. Booming cannons, plaintive period music and hushed crowds ushered in the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War during morning ceremonies in Charleston, S.C.

One year ago: Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics, announcing in a video her much-awaited second campaign for the White House. Pope Francis marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century," a politically explosive declaration that provoked a furious reaction from Turkey. Jordan Spieth (speeth) romped to his first major championship with a record-tying performance at the Masters, shooting an 18-under 270 to become the first wire-to-wire winner of the green jacket since 1976.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ned Miller is 91. Actress Jane Withers is 90. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 83. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn (AYK'-bohrn) is 77. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 76. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 72. Actor Ed O'Neill is 70. Actor Dan Lauria is 69. Former talk show host David Letterman is 69. Author Scott Turow is 67. Singer David Cassidy is 66. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 64. Singer Pat Travers is 62. Actor Andy Garcia is 60. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL'-ihs) is 60. Country singer Vince Gill is 59. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 59. Model/TV personality J Alexander (TV: "America's Next Top Model") is 58. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 58. Rock singer Art Alexakis (al-ex-AH'-kis) (Everclear) is 54. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 52. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 52. Actress Alicia Coppola is 48. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 46. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 45. Actor Kelly Donovan (twin bother of Nicholas Brendon) is 45. Actress Shannen Doherty is 45. Actress Marley Shelton is 42. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 39. Actress Jordana Spiro is 39. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 38. Actor Riley Smith is 38. Actress Claire Danes is 37. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 37. Actor Matt McGorry is 30. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 29. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) is 29. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan is 22.

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Today is Wednesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2017. There are 263 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman.

Ten years ago: A suicide bomber breached security in Iraq's parliament and blew himself up in the dining hall; a Sunni parliament member was killed. CBS fired Don Imus from his radio program for insulting the Rutgers women's basketball team on the air; in the evening, Imus met with team members at the New Jersey governor's mansion in Princeton (Gov. Jon S. Corzine (KOHR'-zyn), who was en route to that meeting, was seriously injured when his official vehicle crashed).

Five years ago: Jury selection began in Greensboro, N.C., for the corruption trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, charged with six counts of campaign finance fraud. (The jury ended up acquitting Edwards of accepting illegal campaign contributions while deadlocking on the other five counts; federal prosecutors later dropped the remaining charges.)

One year ago: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (MAY'-buhs) told 1,500 Marines and sailors at Camp Pendleton, Calif., that the Pentagon's decision to let women compete for all military combat positions was as irreversible as earlier edicts to integrate blacks and allow gays and lesbians to openly serve. A man convicted of killing his neighbor during a burglary in 1996 became the fourth person put to death in Georgia in 2016. Al-Jazeera America, which failed in its attempt to establish another TV news network, signed off after more than 2 1/2 years on the air. Actress Anne Jackson, who often appeared onstage with her husband, Eli Wallach, in comedies and classics, died in New York at age 90. David Gest, a music producer and Liza Minnelli's former husband, died in London at 62.

Today's Birthdays — April 12: Children's author Beverly Cleary is 101. Actress Jane Withers is 91. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 84. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn (AYK'-bohrn) is 78. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 77. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 73. Actor Ed O'Neill is 71. Actor Dan Lauria is 70. Former talk show host David Letterman is 70. Author Scott Turow is 68. Singer David Cassidy is 67. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 66. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 65. Singer Pat Travers is 63. Actor Andy Garcia is 61. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL'-ihs) is 61. Country singer Vince Gill is 60. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 60. Model/TV personality J Alexander is 59. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 59. Rock singer Art Alexakis (al-ex-AH'-kis) (Everclear) is 55. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 53. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 53. Actress Alicia Coppola is 49. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 47. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 46. Actor Kelly Donovan is 46. Actress Shannen Doherty is 46. Actress Marley Shelton is 43. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 40. Actress Jordana Spiro is 40. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 39. Actor Riley Smith is 39. Actress Claire Danes is 38. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 38. Actor Matt McGorry is 31. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 30. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) is 30. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan is 23.

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Today is Thursday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2018. There are 263 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

Ten years ago: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama conceded that comments he'd made privately during a fundraiser about bitter working class voters who "cling to guns or religion" were ill chosen. Actors, relatives and politicians gathered at a church in Los Angeles to mourn Charlton Heston, one of the last lions of Old Hollywood who died April 5 after battling Alzheimer's disease. Boston College won the NCAA hockey championship, 4-1, over Notre Dame.

Five years ago: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting South Korea, delivered a stark warning to North Korea not to test-fire a mid-range missile while tamping down anxiety caused by a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime's nuclear weapons program. Guan Tianlang, a 14-year-old from China, made history as the youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event; despite being the first player at Augusta National to get hit with a one-shot penalty for slow play, Guan made the cut under the 10-shot rule at the Masters. American chess grandmaster Robert Byrne, 84, died in Ossining, N.Y.

One year ago: The United States and China struck what appeared to be an unusual bargain as President Donald Trump said he wouldn't label China a currency manipulator and voiced confidence Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) would help him deal with North Korea's mounting threat. Embattled Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly began a vacation after reports emerged of settlements reached with five women to keep quiet about harassment accusations.

Today's Birthdays — April 12: Children's author Beverly Cleary is 102. Actress Jane Withers is 92. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 85. Playwright Alan Ayckbourn (AYK'-bohrn) is 79.. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 78. Former South African President Jacob Zuma 76. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 74. Actor Ed O'Neill is 72. Actor Dan Lauria is 71. Talk show host David Letterman is 71. Author Scott Turow is 69. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 66. Singer Pat Travers is 64. Author Jon Krakauer is 64. Actor Andy Garcia is 62. Movie director Walter Salles (SAL'-ihs) is 62. Country singer Vince Gill is 61. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is 61. Model/TV personality J Alexander is 60. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 60. Rock singer Art Alexakis (al-ex-AH'-kis) (Everclear) is 56. Country singer Deryl Dodd is 54. Folk-pop singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 54. Actress Alicia Coppola is 50. Rock singer Nicholas Hexum (311) is 48. Actor Nicholas Brendon is 47. Actor Kelly Donovan is 47. Actress Shannen Doherty is 47. Actress Marley Shelton is 44. Actress Sarah Jane Morris is 41. Actress Jordana Spiro is 41. Rock musician Guy Berryman (Coldplay) is 40. Actor Riley Smith is 40. Actress Claire Danes is 39. Actress Jennifer Morrison is 39. Actor Matt McGorry is 32. Contemporary Christian musician Joe Rickard (Red) is 31. Actress/model Brooklyn Decker is 31. Rock singer-musician Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) is 31. Country singer Jessie James Decker is 30. Actress Saoirse (SUR'-shuh) Ronan is 24.

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