Back To Mobile Site

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 - Hugo Chavez
4 / 42
Jorge Silva/Reuters

2002: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez agrees to step down under pressure from the country's divided military. However, he never formally resigned and was returned to office two days later. He would remain in office until his death on March 5, 2013.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement