(WTVM) - Each of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, April 12.
1861: Civil War begins as naval forces of Confederacy fire on Union troops at Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
1945: President Franklin Roosevelt dies in Warm Springs, Georgia at age 63.
1957: Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Vince Gill is born in Norman, Oklahoma.
1961: Ray Charles wins four Grammy awards, including Best Male Vocal for "Georgia on My Mind."
1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin circles Earth aboard spacecraft Vostok, becoming first human in outer space.
1966: Atlanta Fulton County Stadium opens with a Braves loss. Atlanta falls to Pittsburgh 3-2.
1981: NASA's space shuttle program begins with the launch of Columbia at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
1987: Columbus golfer Larry Mize wins the 51st Masters Championship with a miraculous 140 foot chip shot on the second hole of a playoff.