Historical Event on 1st April.

1st April is well known as April Fools Day by the whole world. But did you know that there are other historical events that happen on 1st April?

Well, let me list it here for you🙂

Info taken from historyorb

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374 – Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth
527 – Justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium
527 – Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.
705 – Greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI
1064 – Body of bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik
1318 – Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.
1340 – Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
1504 – English guilds/corp goes under state control
1572 – Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle
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.
1578 – William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1581 – Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II
1663 – Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)
1724 – Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War
1724 – Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier’s letters
1748 – Ruins of Pompeii found
1776 – Friedrich von Klinger’s “Sturm und Drang,” premieres in Leipzig
1778 – Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates “$” symbol
1789 – House of Reps 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker
1792 – Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women’s right to divorce
1793 – Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000
1803 – French law rules the use of intention
1826 – Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
1836 – Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands
1850 – SF County Govt established
1853 – Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary
1854 – Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, Household Words.
1857 – Herman Melville publishes The Confidence-Man.
1862 – Shenandoah Valley campaign, Jackson’s Battle of Woodstock, VA
1863 – 1st wartime conscription law in US goes into effect
1865 – -9] Battle at Blakely Alabama
1865 – Battle of 5 Forks Virginia, signalling end of Lee’s army
1866 – US Congress rejects presidential veto gives all equal rights in US
1867 – Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
1867 – International Exhibition opens in Paris
1867 – Singapore, Penang & Malakka become British crown colonies
1868 – Hampton Institute opens
1872 – 1st edition of The Standard
1873 – British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die
1873 – Mehmed Kemals play “Vatan” premeres in Constantinople
1876 – 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)
1881 – Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem
1881 – Kingdom post office in Netherlands opens
1888 – Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam
1889 – 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
1891 – London-Paris telephone connection opens
1891 – Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1899 – NC Mutual opens doors for business
1900 – 1st edition of Dutch newspaper “The People”
1905 – British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya
1910 – Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
1912 – The Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 meters.
1914 – UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
1916 – 1st US national women’s swiming championships held
1918 – England’s Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force
1918 – Henry Miller’s Theater opens at 124 W 43rd St NYC
1920 – Church disforms in Wales
1920 – Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1924 – Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1924 – Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted
1924 – Imperial Airways forms in Britain
1924 – The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
1925 – 1st transmission of Danish state radio
1925 – Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]
1926 – Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
1927 – 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master’s Voice
1928 – Chiang Kai-shek’s army crosses Yang-tse
1929 – Austrian govt of Ignaz Seipel falls
1929 – Doorne’s trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
1929 – Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
1929 – Luis Buñuel releases “Un Chien Andalou,” 24-minute film
1929 – Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate
1930 – “Blue Angel,” starring unknown Marlene Dietrich, premieres in America
1931 – Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
1931 – Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball
1933 – Hammond scores 336* v NZ at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes
1933 – Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany
1933 – Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses
1934 – Bonnie & Clyde kill 2 police officers
1935 – 1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY
1936 – Orissa constituted a province of British India
1937 – Aden becomes British crown colony
1938 – Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
1938 – Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 – US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco’s victory in Spain
1941 – Lillian Hellman’s “Watch on the Rhine,” premieres in NYC
1941 – Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay)
1941 – Nazi’s forbid Jews access to cafĂ©s
1941 – Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
1941 – The Blockade Runner Badge for German navy is instituted.
1942 – Allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor
1942 – Mexico changes from 3 time zones to 2
1944 – German Abwehr ends England spiel, after 132 killed
1944 – Japanese troops conquer Jessami, East-India
1945 – 1st edition of Indonesia Merdeka publishes
1945 – Canadian troop free Doetinchem, Enschede, Borculo & Eibergen
1945 – Ruhrgebied sealed off by US 1st & 9th army
1945 – Sons of Elburger Soccer team forms in Elburg
1945 – US forces invade Okinawa during WW II
1946 – 400,000 US mine workers strike
1946 – Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii
1946 – Van Acker forms Belgian govt (without CVP)
1946 – Weight Watchers forms
1946 – Formation of the Malayan Union.
1947 – 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
1948 – H H H Johnson bowls WI to win v England 10-96 match on debut
1948 – Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
1952 – Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
1952 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1953 – J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea
1953 – KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 – Walcott Worrell & Weekes all make centuries in innings v India
1954 – 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
1954 – 1st army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
1954 – Earthquake/tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
1954 – US Air Force Academy forms
1954 – WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 – Armed military action taken against bureaucratic strike in Amsterdam
1955 – EOKA-bomb attacks against British govt buildings in Cyprus
1955 – WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1956 – 10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank & Damn Yankees win
1956 – KPIC TV channel 4 in Roseburg, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 – Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380
1957 – Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
1957 – WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 – World’s biggest glass oven used
1958 – KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 – Marshal Boelganin becomes director of Russian Staatsbank
1960 – Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000
1960 – 2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)
1960 – France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1960 – Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
1960 – RCA TIROS (TV & Infra-Red Observation ‘weather’ Satellite) I launched
1960 – U Nu elected premier of Burma
1961 – Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
1963 – NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
1963 – NYC’s newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
1963 – Soap operas “General Hospital” & “Doctors” premier on TV
1964 – 10°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
1964 – John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1964 – Robert Lowell’s “Benito Cereno,” premieres in NYC
1965 – South Africa worker’s union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
1965 – Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
1966 – 1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)
1966 – China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts “Cultural revolution”
1967 – 1st British ombudsman sir Edward Compton begins work
1967 – The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
1968 – KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 – Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corp
1969 – Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals
1969 – The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the RAF.
1970 – Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
1970 – John & Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations
1970 – Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases the Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000 Although negotiations were conducted over a period of months, it was not until March 13 when a federal bankruptcy referee declared the Pilots bankrupt
1970 – Pres Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on 1/1/71
1971 – US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
1971 – United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
1972 – 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
1972 – Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike
1973 – Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
1973 – Japan allows its citizens to own gold
1973 – John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
1974 – Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
1974 – Pioneer Hall opens
1974 – Yourdon, Inc forms
1974 – In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
1975 – Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
1976 – Stephen Wozniak & Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
1976 – Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
1976 – Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore.
1977 – Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails
1977 – NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
1978 – Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
1979 – Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
1979 – Joanne Carner wins LPGA Women’s Kemper Golf Open
1980 – Baseball Players’ Assn votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games
1980 – Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
1980 – France performs nuclear test
1980 – Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr’s record with 103rd assist
1980 – New York City’s Transit Worker Union 100 begins a strike lasting 11 days.
1981 – CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
1981 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.
1982 – Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution
1982 – US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
1983 – Anti-nuke demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
1983 – NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons
1984 – 14th Easter Seal Telethon raises $24,600,000
1984 – 3rd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: Southern Cal beats Tenn 72-61
1984 – 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours
1985 – 47th NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
1986 – Delhi beat Haryana by innings & 141 to win Ranji Trophy
1986 – US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
1986 – World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
1989 – 1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
1989 – A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball
1990 – “Ha!” comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990 – 19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1990 – 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins

1990 – 9th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81

1990 – CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
1990 – Guns & Roses’ Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames
1990 – It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2′ of nude dancers
1990 – Jack Nicklaus wins 1st start on Senior PGA tour
1990 – Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan
1991 – 53rd NCAA Mens Basketball Champion: Duke Bluedevils beats Kansas 72-65
1991 – Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
1991 – Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
1991 – Supreme Court rules jurors can’t be barred from serving due to race
1991 – US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
1991 – Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
1992 – 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
1992 – Battleship USS Missouri (on which, Japan surrendered) decommissioned
1992 – Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs prob
1992 – NFL decides to stay with 17 week sched instead of expanded 18 games
1992 – NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
1992 – Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
1992 – WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1992 – World’s 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
1993 – Alan Bennett’s “Madness of George III,” premieres in London
1993 – Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais
1994 – Bob Feller Statue on Indians Plaza, dedicated
1995 – Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
1995 – NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom’s uniform #23
1996 – 58th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67
1996 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
1996 – The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.
1997 – 69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch
1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)
1998 – World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Minn
1999 – Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
2001 – 20th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: at St Louis
2001 – Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, which is the first country to allow it.
2001 – Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
2002 – 64th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta
2002 – The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.
2004 – Google introduces its Gmail product to the public. The launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date.
2006 – The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the ‘British FBI’, is created in the United Kingdom.
2009 – Croatia and Albania joined NATO

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