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April 12 ():
- 1861 – Confederate soldiers fired on South Carolina's Fort Sumter after U. S. Army troops refused to abandon the fort and the state, thereby starting the War Between the States.
- 2009 – After several years of severe hyperinflation, the Zimbabwean dollar was officially abandoned.
- 2010 – The Mises Academy offers its first course, taught by Robert Murphy and entitled "Understanding the Business Cycle."