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 - Vince Gill
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1957: Country music singer-songwriter Vince Gill, the 20-time Grammy winner best known for songs such as "I Still Believe in You," "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away," "Tryin' to Get Over You" and "If You Ever Have Forever in Mind," is born in Norman, Oklahoma.


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