Led Zeppelin takes the band on to UK LP chart for the first time on April 12, 1969.
Retro History for April 12 The 50s 60s 70s 80s
Retro History For The Decade 1980
1989 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker
1989 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
1988 Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
1988 Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Baltimore Orioles
1988 Harvard University patents genetically engineered mouse
1988 Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs California
1987 51st Golf Masters Championship: Larry Mize wins, shooting a 285
1987 Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1987 Texaco files for bankruptcy
1986 20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines
1985 16th Shuttle Mission (51D)-Discovery 4 launched-with Senator Jake Garn
1985 U.S. Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of Moscow games
1983 Harold Washington becomes Chicago's 1st black mayor
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 3 CBS employees shot to death in New York City parking lot
1981 45th Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280
1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
1981 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1981 Maiden voyage of space shuttle Columbia
1980 BCMA, Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, forms
1980 Milwaukee beats Boston Red Sox, 18-1 (Cooper and Money hit grand slams)
Retro History For The Decade 1970
1979 Soyuz 33 returns to Earth
1976 India set 403 to win by WI They get them, 6 wkts 7 overs spare
1975 Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
1973 France recognizes North Vietnam
1973 Sudan adopts constitution
1973 Swaziland suspends constitution
1970 Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio
Retro History For The Decade 1960
1969 Led Zeppelin takes the band on to UK LP chart for the first time
1969 Simon and Garfunkel releases "Boxer"
1966 1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam
1966 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2
1966 Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
1965 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
1964 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276
1964 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
1963 Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK
1963 Birmingham police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
1962 San Mateo County withdraws from BART district, San Francisco Bay area
1961 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4
1961 Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner
1961 Yuri Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth in Vostok 1
1960 Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for "Glass"
1960 Bill Veeck and Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"
Retro History For The Decade 1950
1959 13th Tony Awards: J B and Redhead win
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1959 France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
1958 12th NBA Championship: St. Louis Hawks beat Bost Celtics, 4 games to 2
1958 Flemish Open air museum opens in Bokrijk
1957 Jim Spalding set a 2088 pin nine-game bowling record
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon
1955 1st game in Kansas City, Kansas City A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2
1955 Salk polio vaccine safe and effective; 4 billion dimes marched
1954 18th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289
1954 8th NBA Championship: Minnesota Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3
1954 Belgian Van Houtte government resigns
1954 Bill Haley and Comets records "Rock Around Clock"
1954 Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
1953 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274
1953 KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Houston Weathervane Golf Tournament
1952 Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
1951 Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
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