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 - Andy Garcia
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1956: Actor Andy García, best known for roles in movies such as "The Godfather Part III," "The Untouchables," "Internal Affairs," "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "Ocean's Eleven," is born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez in Havana, Cuba.


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