On this day: April 12

POSTED: 02:42 PM PDT Apr 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 11, 2016 

The American Civil War begins, FDR dies, a Soviet cosmonaut becomes the first human to travel into space, and the first space shuttle lifts off, all on this day.

OTD April 12 - Saoirse Ronan
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1994: Actress Saoirse Ronan, best known for Oscar-nominated roles in "Atonement" and "Brooklyn," is born in New York City. She's also had roles in movies such as "City of Ember," "The Lovely Bones," "Hanna" and "The Host."


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