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Famous Events For April 1 – Today In History

April 1: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – April 1  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

  1. 1st April 1578: Blood circulation was discovered by William Harvey of England.
  2. 1st April 1621: The colonists of Plymouth, Massachusetts created the first treaty with the Native Americans.

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    18th Century – What Happened on April 1 – The 1700s

  3. 1st April 1724: Drapier’s letters were published by Jonathan Swift today.
  4. 1st April 1748: The ruins of Pompeii were found on this day.
  5. 1st April 1778: A New Orleans businessman, Olivier Pollock, created the symbol “$” today.
  6. 1st April 1789: The U.S. House of Representatives held its full meeting today in New York City and Fredrick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected as the first House Speaker.
  7. 1st April 1793: The volcano Unsen erupted in Japan, killing at least 53,000 people.

    19th Century – April 1 This Day That Year – The 1800s

  8. 1st April 1826: The internal combustion engine was today patented by Samuel Mory.
  9. 1st April 1853: Cincinnati, today, became the first city in the United States to pay firefighters a regular salary.
  10. 1st April 1863: The first wartime conscription law came into effect today in the United States.

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  11. 1st April 1864: The first ever travel accident policy was today issued by the Travel Insurance Company to James Batterson.
  12. 1st April 1865: General Robert E Lee, today launched the final offensive at the Battle of Five Forks.
  13. 1st April 1867: Singapore, Penang, and Malakka became colonies under the British Crown.
  14. 1st April 1867: Today marks the opening of The International Exhibition in Paris.
  15. 1st April 1867: In the municipal election of Tuscumbia in Alabama, blacks exercised their franchise today.
  16. 1st April 1868: The Hampton Institute was established today in Virginia.
  17. 1st April 1872: The first edition of “The Standard” was published on this day.
  18. 1st April 1873: “Atlantic”, the British White Star steamship sank off Nova Scotia today killing 547 people.
  19. 1st April 1881: In the Netherlands, the Kingdom post office opened today.
  20. 1st April 1881: In Jerusalem, anti-Jewish riots took place today.

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  21. 1st April 1889: In Chicago, the first dishwashing machine was marketed today.
  22. 1st April 1891: The William Wrigley Jr. Company, known for its juicy Fruit Gum, was today founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  23. 1st April 1891: The telephone connection between London and Paris was opened today.

    20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 1st – The 1900s

  24. 1st April 1905: A telephone link was established between Paris and Berlin today.
  25. 1st April 1905: The British East Africa protectorate became a colony of Kenya.
  26. 1st April 1918: The Royal Flying Corps was today replaced by the Royal Air Force.
  27. 1st April 1924: Today Imperial Airways was formed in Britain.
  28. 1st April 1924: Adolf Hitler was today sentenced to five years in prison for high treason about the “Beer Hall Putsch”.
  29. 1st April 1927: “His Master Voice” today introduced the first automatic record changer.
  30. 1st April 1928: Chiang Kai-Shek of China began attacking the communists.

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  31. 1st April 1929: The “Yo-Yo” was today introduced by Louie Marx.
  32. 1st April 1931: Managua Nicaragua was struck by a devastating earthquake. It killed 2000 people.
  33. 1st April 1933: Persecution of Jews began in Nazi Germany by boycotting Jewish businesses.
  34. 1st April 1935: An announcement was made today, about the first radio tube to be made of metal.
  35. 1st April 1937: Aden today became a British Colony.
  36. 1st April 1938: The first fluorescent lamp which was commercially successful was introduced today.
  37. 1st April 1939: At the end of the Spanish Civil War, the Franco government in Spain was recognized by the U. S. today.
  38. 1st April 1941: The first contract for advertising on FM radio station began on W71NY in New York City today.
  39. 1st April 1945: In its last campaign in World War II, U.S. forces today, invaded Okinawa.
  40. 1st April 1946: Weight Watchers was formed today.
  41. 1st April 1946: Hawaii was today struck by a tsunami-like tidal wave, killing over 170 people.
  42. 1st April 1948: The Berlin Airlift began today.

  43. 1st April 1949: The first all-black cast variety show “Happy Puppy” premiered today.
  44. 1st April 1950: Italian Somalia became today, a United Nations trust territory under Italian administration.
  45. 1st April 1952: The Big Bang Theory was today proposed by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow.
  46. 1st April 1953: The Department of Health Education and Welfare was today created by the U.S. Congress.
  47. 1st April 1954: The U.S. Air Force Academy was today formed in Colorado.
  48. 1st April 1955: Armed military action was taken against a bureaucratic strike in Amsterdam.
  49. 1st April 1956: At least 380 people were killed in violent clashes in Algeria.
  50. 1st April 1960: France today exploded 2 atom bombs in the Sahara Desert.
  51. 1st April 1960: The first weather satellite TIROS 1 was today launched by the U.S.
  52. 1st April 1960: U Nu was elected Premier of Burma today.
  53. 1st April 1963: Workers of the International Typographical Union ended their 114-day strike today. The strike resulted in the closure of nine New York City newspapers.
  54. 1st April 1964: Cleveland today recorded a temperature of 10°F which was its lowest for April.
  55. 1st April 1965: Henry Fazzie, the South African Worker’s Union leader was today sentenced to 10 years.

  56. 1st April 1966: Today the first world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal) was held.
  57. 1st April 1967: The United States Department of Transportation commences operations today.
  58. 1st April 1969: The Royal Canadian Mint today formally formed Crown Corporation.
  59. 1st April 1970: Captain Ernst Medina was today charged by the US Army with the My Lai massacre.
  60. 1st April 1970: President Nixon of the United States today signed the bill, Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, which bans cigarette advertisements. The act was to take effect from 1st Jan 1971.
  61. 1st April 1971: All restrictions on gold ownership were today lifted by the United Kingdom.
  62. 1st April 1972: The offensive in South Vietnam was today renewed by the Vietcong, the forces of North Vietnam.
  63. 1st April 1973: OPEC increases petroleum prices by 5.7% today.
  64. 1st April 1973: Japan allows its citizens to own gold.
  65. 1st April 1975: President of Cambodia Lon Nol flees to Red Khmer.
  66. 1st April 1976: Apple computers began their operations today.
  67. 1st April 1976: In the northeastern United States, the operation of six bankrupt railroads was taken over by Conrail.
  68. 1st April 1976: Astronomer Patrick Moore was the first to report the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect.

  69. 1st April 1977: An attempt to establish a Muslim state in Chad fails.
  70. 1st April 1978: By a presidential decree the Philippine College of Commerce became the Polytechnic University of the Philippines today.
  71. 1st April 1979: After the fall of the Shah, Iran was today proclaimed as an Islamic Republic by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  72. 1st April 1980: France performs a nuclear test today.
  73. 1st April 1980: Today there was an attempt to assassinate the vice-premier of Iraq Tariq Aziz, which failed.
  74. 1st April 1981: Daylight saving time was introduced in USSR today.
  75. 1st April 1982: The United States today transferred the “Canal Zone” to Panama.
  76. 1st April 1983: Anti-nuclear demonstrators in England today formed a 14-mile-long human chain by linking arms.
  77. 1st April 1983: Iraq steps up missile attacks on Iran.
  78. 1st April 1985: World oil prices today fell below the $10 mark.
  79. 1st April 1986: The U.S. submarine Nathaniel Green ran aground in the Irish Sea.
  80. 1st April 1987: U.S. President Ronald Regan today told the doctors in Philadelphia “We have declared AIDS public health enemy number 1”.
  81. 1st April 1987: Steve Newman became the first man to walk around the world. It took him 4 years to walk 22,000 miles.

  82. 1st April 1991: The Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved today.
  83. 1st April 1991: British hostage Roger Cooper was today released by Iran after five years.
  84. 1st April 1991: The US Supreme Court today ruled that jurors could not be barred from serving due to their race.
  85. 1st April 1996: U.S. President Bill Clinton threw out the first ball preceding a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.
  86. 1st April 1998: A federal judge today dismissed the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He said that the claims fell far short of being worthy of trial.
  87. 1st April 1999: The Canadian territory of Nunavut was created. It was created from the eastern part of Northwest Territories covering about 772,000 square miles.

    21st Century – April 1 This Day In History – The 2000s

  88. 1st April 2001: Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested today on charges of corruption. There was a 26-hour standoff with the police at his Belgrade villa before the arrest.
  89. 1st April 2001: China began holding 24 crew members of the U.S. Surveillance plane which had made an emergency landing after an in-flight collision with a Chinese fighter jet. They were released on the 11th The pilot of the Chinese jet is missing, presumed to be dead.
  90. 1st April 2003: North Korea today test-fired its anti-ship missile off its west coast.
  91. 1st April 2004: Gateway Inc. today announced that it would be closing down all its 188 stores on April 9th.
  92. 1st April 2004: US President George W Bush today signed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. This bill will make it a crime to harm a fetus during an assault on a pregnant woman.
  93. 1st April 2009: Albania and Croatia today joined the NATO (North Asian Treaty Organization).
  94. 1st April 2010: The Medicare reimbursement to physicians was cut by 21% by the U.S. Congress on this day.

  95. 1st April 2011: A protest against the burning of the Quran turned violent and a mob attacked a U.N. compound in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan killing thirteen people including eight foreigners.
  96. 1st April 2012: An ATR-72 aircraft of the U Tair Aviation crashed in Siberia killing at least 31 people.
  97. 1st April 2013: The world’s first smelling T V screen was today unveiled in Japan.
  98. 1st April 2013: A suicide bombing occurred in Tikrit in Iraq today. Nine people were killed in the bombing.
  99. 1st April 2014: NATO today suspended all practical and military cooperation with Russia.
  100. 1st April 2015: A Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sank off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula on this day killing 56 people.

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