April 12

This Day in History

1961

First man in space

On April 12, 1961, aboard the spacecraft Vostok, Soviet Major Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space. During the flight, the 27-year-old test pilot and industrial technician … (more...)

1902

First Description of ADHD

On this day in 1902, English pediatrician and author of numerous medical textbooks Dr. George Still published an article on what becomes known as ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, … (more...)