On this day: April 12

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

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 - David Letterman
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CBS Television

1947: Talk show host and comedian David Letterman, who has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of "Late Night with David Letterman" on NBC, is born in Indianapolis, Ind. In 1993, he moved to CBS to host "Late Show with David Letterman."

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