Historical Events for 12th April 2021

1844 – Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States
1862 – James Andrews steals Confederate train (General) at Kennesaw, Georgia
1877 – Catcher’s mask 1st used in a baseball game
1893 – Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
1907 – Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer resigns
1919 – British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
1959 – France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
1960 – Bill Veeck and Chicago Comiskey Park debuts “Exploding Scoreboard”
1992 – Trump Shuttle becomes US Air Shuttle
2009 – President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority makes a courtesy phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, restarting the Palestinian-Israeli dialogue

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