A look at the highlights on this day April 12;
2012 – Free-to-play mobile match-three puzzle video game Candy Crush Saga was released on Facebook.
1963 – Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, charged with contempt of court and parading without a permit. (During his time behind bars, King wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”)
1946 – Syria gains independence from France
1961 – 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4
2015 – Fashion designer Tina Knowles (61) weds actor Richard Lawson (68) in Newport Beach, California.
1992 – Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz
1989 – Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer
2013 – French Senate Approves Gay Marriage. France’s Senate voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage in the country. To become law in the country it would still need approval with a final vote in the country’s lower house. The law is expected to pass despite the several protests against gay marriage in the country.
Grilled Cheese Day – A grilled cheese consists of grilling or toasting a slice of cheese between two slices of bread
1979 – Popular Yoruba actress Mide Abiodun Martins born.
1928 – Government School for Girls renamed Queens College in Nigeria.
That’s it on Today In History.