This Day In History – April 12

Today in Histroy

1250 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France captured
1598 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
1860 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
1868 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II commits suicide
1960 France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara

Today in Movies

1964 36th Academy Awards: “Tom Jones”, Best Film, Patricia Neal and Sidney Poitier win Best Actor/Actress, Poitier first black actor to win

Today in Music

1742 George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin

Today in Sports

1962 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

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