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    What happened on April 1

    • April 1, 0527 Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.

    • April 1, 1204 "Death - Eleanor of Aquitaine wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81"

    • April 1, 1205 "Death - Amalrik II King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies"

    • April 1, 1283 Birthday - Ludwig IV of Baveria Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)

    • April 1, 1318 Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.

    • April 1, 1340 "Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark."

    • April 1, 1548 "Death - Sigismund I the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81"

    • April 1, 1572 "In the Eighty Years' War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic."

    • April 1, 1578 "Birthday - William Harvey England, physician (discovered blood circulation)"

    • April 1, 1582 Birthday - Gaspar de Crayer Flemish painter

    • April 1, 1582 Birthday - Thomas Simpson composer

    • April 1, 1611 "Death - Gillis van Valkenborch Flemish painter, buried at about 72"

    • April 1, 1643 Birthday - Christian Demelius composer

    • April 1, 1697 Birthday - Abb Prvost French novelist/journalist (Manon Lescaut)

    • April 1, 1721 Birthday - Pieter Hellendaal Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)

    • April 1, 1725 Birthday - Franois Bainville composer

    • April 1, 1732 "Birthday - Franz Josef Haydn Austria, composer (Die Schpfung)"

    • April 1, 1733 "Canada's first lighthouse lit for the first time, using coal from nearby Morien and Spanish River, the round 200 metre tower, made with cement from limestone burned in local kilns, is the first fireproof concrete structure in North America."

    • April 1, 1734 "Death - Louis Lully composer, dies at 69"

    • April 1, 1755 Birthday - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin French politician/author (Physiologie du Got)

    • April 1, 1772 Birthday - Ignaz Franz von Mosel composer

    • April 1, 1776 "Ships carrying 1,124 United Empire Loyalists arrive at Halifax from Boston; many with the British Army; in all, 40,000 Americans remain loyal."

    • April 1, 1778 "Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates ""$"""

    • April 1, 1785 Birthday - J H Ferdinand Olivier German painter

    • April 1, 1789 "House of Reps first full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg first speaker"

    • April 1, 1789 "In New York City, the United States House of Representatives holds its first quorum and elects Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first House Speaker."

    • April 1, 1793 Birthday - Edouard Corbire French captain/writer (Le negrier)

    • April 1, 1799 "Death - Narciso Casanovas composer, dies at 52"

    • April 1, 1802 Birthday - Hubert Reis composer

    • April 1, 1807 Birthday - Fredrik Cygnaeus Finnish poet/literature critic

    • April 1, 1807 "Death - Louis Franois Chambray composer, dies at 69"

    • April 1, 1807 "Death - Mikls Rvai Hungarian linguistic/poet, dies at 57"

    • April 1, 1807 "Death - Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner composer, dies at 61"

    • April 1, 1809 Birthday - Nikolai Gogol writer

    • April 1, 1809 Birthday - Willem Ruys J Dz Dutch ship owner

    • April 1, 1814 "Death - Jozef de Ferraris French/Austrian General/cartographer, dies at 87"

    • April 1, 1815 "Birthday - Otto Von Bismarck Germany, chancellor (1866-90)"

    • April 1, 1817 Birthday - Johannes J van Oosterzee Dutch theologist

    • April 1, 1823 "Birthday - Simon Bolivar Buckner Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1914"

    • April 1, 1826 Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.

    • April 1, 1830 "Death - Carl Borromaus Neuner composer, dies at 51"

    • April 1, 1832 "Death - Robert the Hermit US ex-slave/hermit in Massachusetts, dies"

    • April 1, 1834 Birthday - Isidore Edouard Legouix composer

    • April 1, 1843 Birthday - Ludwig Enneccerus German jurist

    • April 1, 1847 Birthday - Gavriil Musicescu composer

    • April 1, 1847 Birthday - Jules-Nicolas Crevaux French explorer (South America)

    • April 1, 1850 SF County Govt established

    • April 1, 1852 "Birthday - Edward Austin Abbey US, painter (Quest of the Holy Grail)"

    • April 1, 1852 Second Burmese War breaks out after British ultimatum to King of Burma.

    • April 1, 1853 Cincinnati became first US city to pay firefighters a regular salary

    • April 1, 1854 "Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, Household Words."

    • April 1, 1857 Herman Melville publishes The Confidence-Man.

    • April 1, 1858 Birthday - Arnold Aletrino Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)

    • April 1, 1858 Birthday - Gaetano Mosca Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)

    • April 1, 1863 Wartime conscription law in US goes into effect

    • April 1, 1864 Birthday - Marie Jungius Dutch fairy tale writer

    • April 1, 1865 "American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks - In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive."

    • April 1, 1865 "Baie du Ha! Ha! Quebec, the first Canadian April Fools' Day on record celebrated by British troops and Canadian militia at Fort Poisson d'Avril."

    • April 1, 1865 "Battle of 5 Forks, signalling end of Lee's army"

    • April 1, 1865 "Birthday - Richard Zsigmondy Germany, chemist (Nobel-1925)"

    • April 1, 1866 "Birthday - Ferruccio D M B Busoni Italy, pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino)"

    • April 1, 1866 Birthday - Johannes C H de Meere Dutch zoologist

    • April 1, 1866 Birthday - Sophonisba Breckenridge scholar/teacher/social activist

    • April 1, 1866 "Death - Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne composer, dies at 98"

    • April 1, 1866 "Death - Johannes C H de Meijere Dutch zoologist, dies"

    • April 1, 1867 "Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama"

    • April 1, 1867 International Exhibition opens in Paris

    • April 1, 1867 Singapore becomes a British crown colony.

    • April 1, 1868 "Birthday - Edmond Rostand France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)"

    • April 1, 1868 Hampton Institute opens

    • April 1, 1868 "Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute is established in Hampton, Virginia."

    • April 1, 1868 The Canadian Government fixes a uniform first class postal rate of three cents; establishes Post Office Savings Bank.

    • April 1, 1869 Birthday - Peter A Egge Norwegian writer (De Droom)

    • April 1, 1869 "Death - Anthony G O Ridder van Rappard Minister of Reformed Worship, dies at 69"

    • April 1, 1870 "Death - Patrick Gass Sergeant of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98"

    • April 1, 1870 "Patrick Gass sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98"

    • April 1, 1871 Birthday - F Melius Christiansen composer

    • April 1, 1872 Birthday - Tadeusz Joteyko composer

    • April 1, 1873 "Birthday - Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov Novgorod Provine Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor)"

    • April 1, 1873 "British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die"

    • April 1, 1873 "The British steamer SS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547."

    • April 1, 1875 "Birthday - Edgar Wallace England, novelist/playwright/journalist (The Terror)"

    • April 1, 1875 The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to print a daily weather chart.

    • April 1, 1878 Birthday - Carl Sternheim German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa)

    • April 1, 1878 "Death - Eugene Gautier composer, dies at 56"

    • April 1, 1883 Birthday - Aleksander V Aleksandrov Russian composer/conductor

    • April 1, 1883 "Birthday - Lon Chaney Colorado Springs CO, man of 1000 faces, actor (High Noon, Phantom of Opera)"

    • April 1, 1884 "Birthday - Laurette Taylor [Helen LM Cooney], US actress (Broadway)"

    • April 1, 1885 Birthday - Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier) British barones

    • April 1, 1886 Birthday - Casimir von Paszthory composer

    • April 1, 1886 "Birthday - Wallace Beery Kansas City MO, actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8, Ah Wilderness)"

    • April 1, 1887 Birthday - Leonard Bloomfield US linguist

    • April 1, 1891 "The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois."

    • April 1, 1892 A Charlois discovers asteroid #331 Etheridgea

    • April 1, 1893 "Birthday - Cicely Courtneidge Sydney Australia, actress (Double Exposure)"

    • April 1, 1893 Navy General Order 409 of 25 February 1893 establishes the rate of Chief Petty Officer as of this date.

    • April 1, 1893 The United States Navy rank of Chief Petty Officer is created.

    • April 1, 1895 Birthday - Alberta Hunter African-American blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)

    • April 1, 1897 Birthday - Willem H van de Pol Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma)

    • April 1, 1898 "Birthday - Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley] New York NY, actress (Blood & Sand)"

    • April 1, 1898 Birthday - Pola Gojawiczynska Polish writer (Stolica)

    • April 1, 1898 Birthday - Roger Bastide French sociologist

    • April 1, 1901 Birthday - Boris Koutzen composer

    • April 1, 1901 "Death - Franois M Raoult Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70"

    • April 1, 1902 "Birthday - L P Jai cricketer (one Test India vs England 1934, scored 19 & 0)"

    • April 1, 1904 Birthday - Juan Gil-Albert poet

    • April 1, 1905 "Birthday - ""Mother"" Clara Hale US social worker (founded Hale House)"

    • April 1, 1905 "Birthday - Gaston Eyskens PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72)"

    • April 1, 1905 Birthday - Winfried P I Zillig German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)

    • April 1, 1905 British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya

    • April 1, 1906 "Birthday - Ned Glass Poland, actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie)"

    • April 1, 1906 "Birthday - Sigve Lie Norway, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1948, 52)"

    • April 1, 1907 Birthday - Walter Kaufmann composer

    • April 1, 1907 Hurlstone Agricultural High School is founded.

    • April 1, 1908 Birthday - Abraham H Maslow US psychologist (humanistic psychology)

    • April 1, 1909 "Birthday - Abner Biberman Milwaukee WI, director/actor (Imhook-Kodiak)"

    • April 1, 1910 "Death - Andreas Aschenbach German painter/engraver, dies at 94"

    • April 1, 1910 "Dumitru Dan (Romania) completed a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk"

    • April 1, 1911 "Birthday - Evert H ""Bep"" Bakhuys Dutch soccer star/writer"

    • April 1, 1911 Birthday - Ferdinand J Kranenburg Dutch Secretary of Defense (Socialist Democrat)

    • April 1, 1911 "Birthday - Gnther Rennert Essen Germany, opera director/producer"

    • April 1, 1912 The Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record in standing long jump jumping 3.47 meters.

    • April 1, 1914 Birthday - Carla van Neste Belgian violinist

    • April 1, 1914 "Death - Rube Waddell baseballer, dies at 37 of TB"

    • April 1, 1915 "Birthday - Art Lund Salt Lake City UT, singer (Ken Murray Show)"

    • April 1, 1915 Birthday - Willy Dixon blues artist (Mellow Down Easy)

    • April 1, 1915 "Death - Johann Joseph Abert composer, dies at 82"

    • April 1, 1916 "Death - Gabrielle Petit Belgian resistance fighter, executed"

    • April 1, 1916 "Death - Sjoerd van der Schaaf Frisian journalist/writer (Abbingawld), dies"

    • April 1, 1917 "Birthday - Johnny Andrews Boston MA, singer/host (Songs at Twilight)"

    • April 1, 1917 "Birthday - Leon Janney Ogden UT, actor (Hawk)"

    • April 1, 1917 "Death - Scott Joplin ragtime composer (Sting), dies at 48"

    • April 1, 1918 "Death - Karl Fritjof Valentin composer, dies at 64"

    • April 1, 1918 England's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force

    • April 1, 1918 "HMS Falcon, a Royal Navy 'C' Class destroyer sunk in collision in the North Sea with the trawler John Fitzgerald."

    • April 1, 1918 "In Alberta government declares total prohibition of alcoholic beverages. ""the demon RUM"""

    • April 1, 1918 "In Britain, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Force amalgamate to form the Royal Air Force."

    • April 1, 1918 The Royal Flying Corps is replaced by the Royal Air Force.

    • April 1, 1920 Birthday - Joan Frances Will actress

    • April 1, 1920 "Birthday - Toshiro Mifune Tsing-tao China, writer/actor (Shogun)"

    • April 1, 1920 Church disestablished in Wales

    • April 1, 1921 Birthday - Douglas Allenbrook composer

    • April 1, 1921 "Birthday - William L Bergsma Oakland CA, composer (Fortunate Island)"

    • April 1, 1921 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #950 Ahrensa

    • April 1, 1922 "Birthday - William Manchester Attleboro MA, historian (Death of a President)"

    • April 1, 1922 "Death - Charles I emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies"

    • April 1, 1923 "Birthday - Bobby Jordan Harrison NY, actor (Bowery Champs, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild)"

    • April 1, 1924 "Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the ""Beer Hall Putsch."" However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes the book Mein Kampf."

    • April 1, 1924 Birthday - Gunther Becker composer

    • April 1, 1924 Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co

    • April 1, 1924 First revenue flight for Belgium's Sabena Airlines

    • April 1, 1924 Founding of the Royal Canadian Air Force as a separate service; RCAF previously founded by Billy Bishop in 1918 as a separate brigade.

    • April 1, 1924 Imperial Airways formed in Britain

    • April 1, 1924 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.

    • April 1, 1925 "Birthday - Sala Burton (Representative-Democrat-CA, 1983- )"

    • April 1, 1925 "Death - Francis William Davenport composer, dies at 77"

    • April 1, 1925 "Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]"

    • April 1, 1926 "Birthday - Anne [Inez] McCaffrey US, sci-fi author (Crystal Singer, Dragonflight, Dragondrums)"

    • April 1, 1926 "Birthday - Lyndon Brook actor (Invasion, Reach for the Sky)"

    • April 1, 1927 Automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice

    • April 1, 1927 Birthday - Amos Milburn rocker

    • April 1, 1927 The American Department of Labor puts immigration quota on Canadians looking for work in the USA.

    • April 1, 1928 Birthday - Dimitri Frenkel Frank Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)

    • April 1, 1928 "Birthday - George Grizzard Roanoke Rapids NC, actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica)"

    • April 1, 1928 Birthday - Herbert Klein newscaster/press secretary

    • April 1, 1928 "Birthday - Jane Powell Portland OR, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)"

    • April 1, 1928 The BOI (now FBI) prepared a Manual of Rules and Regulations for all investigative employees.

    • April 1, 1929 "Birthday - Milan Kundera Czechoslovakia, poet/writer (Unbearable Lightness of Being, L'art du Roman, Joke)"

    • April 1, 1930 "Birthday - Grace Lee Whitney Ann Arbor MI, actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek)"

    • April 1, 1930 Birthday - Joan Franks-Williams composer

    • April 1, 1930 "Death - Cosima Liszt wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92"

    • April 1, 1930 "Death - Zawditu 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies"

    • April 1, 1930 "Zawditu first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies"

    • April 1, 1931 "Birthday - George Baker Bulgaria, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly)"

    • April 1, 1931 Birthday - Rolf Hochhuth German playwright (Deputy)

    • April 1, 1931 Jackie Mitchell became first female in professional baseball

    • April 1, 1932 "Birthday - Alex[ander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka] Tetteh-Lartey broadcaster, lawyer and actor (Caught, Laughter of God)"

    • April 1, 1932 "Birthday - Debbie Reynolds El Paso TX, actress (Singin' in the Rain)"

    • April 1, 1932 "Birthday - Gordon Jump Dayton OH, actor (Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains)"

    • April 1, 1932 Birthday - Jiri Smutny composer

    • April 1, 1932 "Ford introduced its new offering: the high-performance Ford V-8, the first Ford with an 8-cylinder engine."

    • April 1, 1932 "The RCMP absorbs provincial police forces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Alberta."

    • April 1, 1933 Birthday - Dan Flavin US minimalist sculptor

    • April 1, 1933 "Death - Frederick Lord Chelmsford viceroy of British-India (1916-21), dies at 64"

    • April 1, 1933 "In the German state, the boycott of Jewish shops and businesses begins"

    • April 1, 1933 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses

    • April 1, 1933 "The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in the series of anti-Semitic acts that will be known as the Holocaust."

    • April 1, 1934 "Birthday - Don Hastings Brooklyn NY, actor (Captain Video, Bob-As the World Turns)"

    • April 1, 1934 "Birthday - Jim Ed Brown Sparkman AR, country singer (Nashville on the Road)"

    • April 1, 1934 "Bonnie and Clyde kill two young highway patrolmen near Grapevine, Texas."

    • April 1, 1935 "Birthday - Hans H Boswinkel actor/director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)"

    • April 1, 1935 "Birthday - John Murray cricketer (England 1961-67, 1st wk called Murray to play Tests)"

    • April 1, 1935 "First radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY"

    • April 1, 1935 L Boyer discovers asteroid #1344 Caubeta

    • April 1, 1936 "Death - Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky composer, dies at 61"

    • April 1, 1936 Orissa constituted a province of British India

    • April 1, 1936 "Orissa Formation of the Indian state orissa(1936), formerly known as UTKAL."

    • April 1, 1937 Aden becomes a British crown colony.

    • April 1, 1937 M Laugier discovers asteroid #1426 Riviera

    • April 1, 1938 "Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY"

    • April 1, 1939 "Birthday - Ali MacGraw Pound Ridge NY, actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus)"

    • April 1, 1939 "Birthday - Phil Niekro knuckleball pitcher (New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves)"

    • April 1, 1939 "Birthday - Rudolph Isley Cincinnati OH, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout)"

    • April 1, 1939 "Generalsimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announced the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrendered."

    • April 1, 1939 US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war

    • April 1, 1941 Birthday - Ajit Wadekar cricketer (stalwart Indian batsman & captain)

    • April 1, 1941 "Death - Hippolyte Delehaye Flemish historian, dies at 81"

    • April 1, 1941 Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay)

    • April 1, 1941 The Blockade Runner Badge for German navy is instituted.

    • April 1, 1942 Birthday - Alan Blakley rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)

    • April 1, 1942 Birthday - Danny Brooks rocker (Dovells)

    • April 1, 1942 "Birthday - Phil Margo Brooklyn NY, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)"

    • April 1, 1942 "Birthday - Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr US, sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Dhalgren, Neveryona)"

    • April 1, 1942 Department of Munitions & Supply puts gasoline on coupon rationing; national speed limit of 64 km an hour proclaimed.

    • April 1, 1942 First Naval Air Transportation Service (NATS) squadron for Pacific operations commissioned

    • April 1, 1944 Accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen. The bombers were lost.

    • April 1, 1944 "Birthday - Carol White England, actress (Daddy's Gone a Hunting)"

    • April 1, 1945 "Birthday - Heather Young Bremerton WA, actress (Betty-Land of Giants)"

    • April 1, 1945 Over 1200 Navy ships and Army troops begin invasion of Okinawa

    • April 1, 1945 US forces launch invasion of Okinawa during WW II

    • April 1, 1945 World War II: Operation Iceberg - United States troops land on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war.

    • April 1, 1946 "400,000 US mine workers strike"

    • April 1, 1946 "Aleutian Island earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159 (mostly in Hilo, Hawaii)."

    • April 1, 1946 Birthday - Arthur Conley US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music)

    • April 1, 1946 "Birthday - John Barbata drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)"

    • April 1, 1946 "Birthday - Ronnie ""Plonk"" Lane London England , rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl)"

    • April 1, 1946 "Birthday - William Frederick Fisher Dallas TX, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I)"

    • April 1, 1946 "Death - Noah Beery actor (Beau Geste, Cimarron Kid, Mammy), dies at 62"

    • April 1, 1946 Formation of the Malayan Union.

    • April 1, 1946 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii

    • April 1, 1947 "Birthday - David Eisenhower grandson of President Dwight, married Julie Nixon"

    • April 1, 1947 "Death - George II king of Greece, dies at 56"

    • April 1, 1947 Greece's King George II died.

    • April 1, 1948 Birthday - Jimmy Cliff Reggae singer

    • April 1, 1948 Birthday - Simon Crowe rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye)

    • April 1, 1948 Birthday - Y Y Williams Welsh rugby player

    • April 1, 1948 "Cold War: Berlin Airlift - Military forces, under direction of the Soviet-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin."

    • April 1, 1948 Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.

    • April 1, 1948 "Helicopter Utility Squadron, HU-1, the first of its type in the U.S. Navy, was established at NAS\ Lakehurst"

    • April 1, 1949 "Birthday - Gill Scott-Heron US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)"

    • April 1, 1949 "Chinese Civil War: Communist Party of China hold unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting."

    • April 1, 1949 Newfoundland becomes the tenth province of Canada and the Newfoundland Railway becomes part of the Canadian National system. This narrow gauge system had been operated by the island government since 1923.

    • April 1, 1949 The twenty-six counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.

    • April 1, 1950 Birthday - Ed[uardus] Nijpels Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)

    • April 1, 1950 Birthday - Leonard van Spirit Dutch/British fruit/food magnate

    • April 1, 1950 "Charles R Drew surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45"

    • April 1, 1950 "Death - Charles R Drew surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45"

    • April 1, 1951 "Death - Clement D'Hooghe composer, dies at 51"

    • April 1, 1952 "Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow"

    • April 1, 1952 "Birthday - Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103)"

    • April 1, 1952 "Birthday - Annette O'Toole Houston TX, actress (Cat People, Superman III)"

    • April 1, 1952 Birthday - Billy Currie rock keyboardist/violinist (Ultravox-We Came to Dance)

    • April 1, 1952 "Birthday - Rey Robinson US, 100 meter sprinter (Olympics-1972)"

    • April 1, 1952 "Death - Ferenc Molnr Hungarian playwright (Farkas, Tester), dies at 76"

    • April 1, 1953 "Birthday - Aftab Baloch cricketer (Pakistani in 2 Tests, scored 428 for Sind 74)"

    • April 1, 1953 "Birthday - Barry Sonnenfeld director (When Harry Met Sally, Big, Misery)"

    • April 1, 1954 "Army helicopter battalion formed, Fort Bragg, NC"

    • April 1, 1954 "Birthday - Jeff Porcaro Los Angeles CA, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa)"

    • April 1, 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

    • April 1, 1954 US Air Force Academy established

    • April 1, 1955 "Birthday - Danny Joe Pohl Mount Pleasant MI, PGA golfer (1986 Colonial)"

    • April 1, 1955 Birthday - Stan Ridway rocker (Wall Of Voodoo)

    • April 1, 1955 "Death - Silvio d'Amico Italian theater critic (Il Teatro Italian), dies at 68"

    • April 1, 1955 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1852 Carpenter

    • April 1, 1955 "The EOKA rebellion starts in Cyprus, aiming at the island's independence from the United Kingdom."

    • April 1, 1957 Birthday - David Gower cricketer (elegant England left-handed batsman 1978-92)

    • April 1, 1957 "Birthday - Donald William Hammond Frederick MD, PGA golfer (1986 Bob Hope)"

    • April 1, 1957 Birthday - Peter Deutsch (Representative-Democrat-FL)

    • April 1, 1957 "Death - Gheorge Tatarescu premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies"

    • April 1, 1958 "Birthday - Anton Innauer Austria, 70 meter ski jumper (Olympics-gold-1980)"

    • April 1, 1960 "Death - Piet[er O] Bakker Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62"

    • April 1, 1960 Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee

    • April 1, 1960 RCA (TV & Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched

    • April 1, 1960 U Nu elected premier of Burma

    • April 1, 1961 "Birthday - Jennifer Runyon actress (Cindy-A Very Brady Christmas, Gwendolyn-Charles in Charge)"

    • April 1, 1961 Birthday - Jim Jeffcoat NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)

    • April 1, 1961 Birthday - Mark White rock guitarist (ABC-All of My Heart)

    • April 1, 1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye

    • April 1, 1962 Birthday - Phillip Schofield TV personality/designer (Nightfire)

    • April 1, 1962 "Birthday - Rich Amaral Visalia CA, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)"

    • April 1, 1963 NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike

    • April 1, 1963 "Soap operas ""General Hospital"" & ""The Doctors"" premier on TV"

    • April 1, 1963 The Soap Opera General Hospital debuted

    • April 1, 1964 Birthday - John Morris cricketer (England right-hand batsman vs India 1990)

    • April 1, 1964 Birthday - Kevin Duckworth NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)

    • April 1, 1964 "Birthday - Scott Stevens Kitchener, NHL defenseman (New Jersey Devils, Team Canada)"

    • April 1, 1964 "Death - Bozidar Kunc composer, dies at 60"

    • April 1, 1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years

    • April 1, 1965 "Birthday - John ""Jumbo"" Elliot NFL tackle (New York Giants, New York Jets)"

    • April 1, 1965 Birthday - Mark Jackson NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)

    • April 1, 1965 "Birthday - Peter O'Toole Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People, Home, Don't Go)"

    • April 1, 1965 "Death - Henry D G Crerar Canadian General (WWI, Normandy), dies at 76"

    • April 1, 1966 Birthday - Dave Vankoughnett CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

    • April 1, 1966 Birthday - Odie Harris NFL safety/defensive back (Houston Oilers)

    • April 1, 1966 "Death - Karl B Adam German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89"

    • April 1, 1966 "The command, US Naval Forces Vietnam established"

    • April 1, 1967 Helicopter squadron HAL 3 activated at Vung Tau

    • April 1, 1967 Robert Gauchie found by rescue workers after 58 day search; bush pilot forced down in remote section of NWT.

    • April 1, 1967 The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.

    • April 1, 1968 Birthday - Joel Smeenge NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)

    • April 1, 1968 "Death - Lev D Landau Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59"

    • April 1, 1969 "Birthday - Andrew Vlahov Australian basketball forward (Olympics-1988, 92, 96)"

    • April 1, 1969 "Birthday - Arnaud Boetsch Meulam France, tennis star (1985 European Junior)"

    • April 1, 1969 "Birthday - Frank Castillo El Paso TX, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)"

    • April 1, 1969 Birthday - John Forest soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

    • April 1, 1969 "Birthday - Kevin Dean Madison, NHL defenseman (New Jersey Devils)"

    • April 1, 1969 "Birthday - Traci Lin-Tavi New York NY, actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2)"

    • April 1, 1969 "Death - Helena Rubinstein US cosmetic manufacturer, dies at about 89"

    • April 1, 1969 The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the RAF.

    • April 1, 1970 "Birthday - Mark Wheeler NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots)"

    • April 1, 1970 "Birthday - Wes Barnett St Joseph MO, 238lb (108kg) weightlifter (Olympics-6th-92, 96)"

    • April 1, 1970 "Birthday - Wyatt Jones Honolulu HI, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)"

    • April 1, 1970 John & Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations

    • April 1, 1970 "L Chernykh discovers asteroid 1805 Dirikis, 1957 Angara & 1976 Kaverin"

    • April 1, 1970 "President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring surgeon general's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States starting on January 1, 1971."

    • April 1, 1971 "Birthday - Daniel Vacek Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis star"

    • April 1, 1971 "Birthday - Ernest Jones NFL defensive end (Saints, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)"

    • April 1, 1971 Birthday - Jessica Collins [Capogna] actress (Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving)

    • April 1, 1971 "HM-12, the Navy's first helicopter squadron devoted exclusively to mine countermeasures was established at NAS Norfolk"

    • April 1, 1971 United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership

    • April 1, 1971 US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere

    • April 1, 1972 "30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico"

    • April 1, 1972 "Birthday - Kenny Gales NFL/WLAF cornerback (Chicago Bears, Barcelona Dragons)"

    • April 1, 1972 Birthday - Mike McCoy WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)

    • April 1, 1972 Major league baseball players stages first collective strike

    • April 1, 1972 Pacific Great Eastern Railway changes its name to British Columbia Railway.

    • April 1, 1973 Birthday - Ferdy Vierklau soccer player (FC Utrecht)

    • April 1, 1973 Birthday - Stephen Fleming cricketer (New Zealand left-handed Test batsman 1994-)

    • April 1, 1973 "Death - Arthur Wood cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies"

    • April 1, 1973 Japan allows its citizens to own gold

    • April 1, 1973 "Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India."

    • April 1, 1974 "Death - Alfred Ernest Whitehead composer, dies at 86"

    • April 1, 1974 "In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being."

    • April 1, 1974 Pioneer Hall opens

    • April 1, 1975 Birthday - Kristine Quance 100 meter breaststroke/200 meter medley (Olympics-96)

    • April 1, 1975 "Birthday - Magdalena Maleeva Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)"

    • April 1, 1975 "Canadian radio and TV stations first start giving the temperature in Celsius, so 32 degrees becomes 0 go figure"

    • April 1, 1975 "Death - Eugeen Yoors Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95"

    • April 1, 1975 "On April Fool's Day, 1975, pranksters broke into London's Big Ben and switched its gears so that it ran counter-clockwise."

    • April 1, 1976 Apple Computer is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

    • April 1, 1976 "Birthday - Clarence Seedorf Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax, Real Madrid)"

    • April 1, 1976 Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..

    • April 1, 1976 "Death - Freddie Lennon father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63"

    • April 1, 1976 "Death - Max Ernst German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85"

    • April 1, 1976 "Death - Miroslav Ponc composer, dies at 73"

    • April 1, 1976 "Death - S Constantine Timoshenko Russian marshal, dies at 75"

    • April 1, 1976 "Freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63"

    • April 1, 1976 "N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2206 Gabrova, #2312 Duboshin, #2361 Gogol, #2606 Odessa, #2722 Abalakin, #2734 Hasek,"

    • April 1, 1976 Ottawa raises the federal minimum wage to $2.90 per hour.

    • April 1, 1977 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games

    • April 1, 1978 "Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, was converted to Polytechnic University of the Philippines."

    • April 1, 1979 "Death - Marinus Peijnenburg Dutch politician, dies at 51"

    • April 1, 1979 Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah

    • April 1, 1979 "Iran's government becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, overthrowing the Shah officially."

    • April 1, 1979 "National Energy Board raises export tax on light crude oil $1.00 per barrel to $8.00, Albertians are not happy"

    • April 1, 1979 Nickelodeon (TV Channel) starts

    • April 1, 1980 "Birthday - Bryan Buffinton Ridgewood NJ, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light)"

    • April 1, 1980 "New York City's Transit Worker Union 100 goes on strike, lasting 11 days."

    • April 1, 1980 Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist

    • April 1, 1981 Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.

    • April 1, 1981 "Death - D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65"

    • April 1, 1981 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante

    • April 1, 1982 Birthday - Sam Huntington actor (Jungle 2 Jungle)

    • April 1, 1982 US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama

    • April 1, 1984 8 men record longest distance rowed in 24 hours at 13 miles

    • April 1, 1984 Death - Marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in Los Angeles CA at 44

    • April 1, 1984 Marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA

    • April 1, 1986 US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in the Irish Sea

    • April 1, 1986 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel

    • April 1, 1988 "Death - Jim Jordan actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91"

    • April 1, 1988 "Death - Marius W Holtrop economist/president (Netherlands Bank), dies at 85"

    • April 1, 1988 "Jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall"

    • April 1, 1989 "Death - Henk Gortzak Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57"

    • April 1, 1989 "Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the 'poll tax'), was introduced in Scotland."

    • April 1, 1990 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger

    • April 1, 1990 It becomes illeagal in Salem Oregon to be within 2' of nude dancers

    • April 1, 1990 Jack Nicklaus wins first start on Senior PGA tour

    • April 1, 1990 "Ottawa signs final land claim agreement with Yukon First Nations; gives them surface title to 41,000 sq km; of land, plus mineral rights and $232 million cash."

    • April 1, 1990 Wrestlemania VI-Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan for championship

    • April 1, 1991 "Death - Martha Graham US, choreographer (Appalachian Spring), dies at 96"

    • April 1, 1991 "Death - Paulo Muwanga chief of Uganda (1980), dies"

    • April 1, 1991 "Death - Richard Thorpe director (MGM), dies at 95"

    • April 1, 1991 "Richard Thorpe director (MGM), dies at 95"

    • April 1, 1991 US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour

    • April 1, 1991 Warsaw Pact officially disolves

    • April 1, 1992 "Death - Juanito soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash"

    • April 1, 1992 "Juanito soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash"

    • April 1, 1992 NFL decides to stay with 17 week sched instead of expanded 18 games

    • April 1, 1993 "Death - Alan Kulwicki stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38"

    • April 1, 1993 "Death - Ihsan Mohamed Salem [Yunis Awad] Palestinian Al-Fatah leader, killed"

    • April 1, 1993 "Death - Juan of Borbon y Battemberg father of king Juan Carlos I, dies"

    • April 1, 1993 "Death - Wayne Mack sportscaster/actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68"

    • April 1, 1994 "Death - Leon Degrelle Belgium General, dies"

    • April 1, 1994 "Death - Robert Doisneau French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81"

    • April 1, 1994 "Death - Rosalind Laura Burke aviatrix, dies at 86"

    • April 1, 1994 "Death - Stuart Sloan war hero/test pilot, dies at 72"

    • April 1, 1995 "Death - Cheryl Waltz author/film producer, dies at 50"

    • April 1, 1995 "Death - Francisco Moncion dancer, dies at 73"

    • April 1, 1995 "Death - Johnny Nicholss footballer, dies at 63"

    • April 1, 1995 "Death - Lucie Rie potter, dies at 93"

    • April 1, 1995 "Death - Richard Pool naval Officer, dies at 75"

    • April 1, 1995 "Death - Sampson DeBrier actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86"

    • April 1, 1996 "Death - Alfredo Nobre Coast PM of Portugal (1978), dies"

    • April 1, 1996 "Death - Edwin H ""Buddy"" Morris music publisher, dies at 89"

    • April 1, 1996 "Death - John Alwyne Kitching zoologist, dies at 87"

    • April 1, 1996 "Death - John McSheery dies of heart attack while umpiring a game, at 51"

    • April 1, 1996 "Death - Mario Viegas actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47"

    • April 1, 1996 The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia was created.

    • April 1, 1997 "Death - Jolie Gabor mother of Zsa Zsa & Eva, dies at 97"

    • April 1, 1997 "Death - Nancy Woodhull news editor (USA Today), dies of cancer at 52"

    • April 1, 1999 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.

    • April 1, 1999 Taiwanese-based Four Pillars Enterprises became the first foreign company convicted of economic espionage under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. This landmark investigation was conducted by the Cleveland Division.

    • April 1, 2001 "An EP-3E United States Navy plane collides with a Chinese People's Liberation Army fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, People's Republic of China and is detained. See Hainan Island incident."

    • April 1, 2001 "Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Miloevi surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes."

    • April 1, 2001 "Same-sex marriage comes into force in the Netherlands, which is the first country to allow it.(Timeline of same-sex marriage)"

    • April 1, 2002 "The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so."

    • April 1, 2006 "The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom."







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