This was a segment we used to do in the old netZooms that I really enjoyed. We’d pick the day the post went live and scoured Wikipedia for interesting events that happened on that very same day.
Even though the old format is now gone, I’d like to hang on to this kind of content, so without further ado, I present to you And On April 12th in…
- 1861 – The start of the American Civil War
- 1917 – Canadian forces take of Vimy Ridge from the Germans
- 1961 – Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space
- 1980 – Terry Fox begins his “Marathon of Hope”, a marathon across Canada
- 1994 – The first ever mass spam message is sent on Usenet, marking what some believe to be the end of internet etiquette (or netiquette?)