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Today In History

Sat., April 12, 1997

In 1861: The Civil War began as Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter.

In 1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 63.

In 1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space.

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