Historical Events and Current Affairs on April 1

1064 :Body of bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik
1504 :English guilds/corp goes under state control
1572 :Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle
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
1850 :SF County Govt established
1853 :Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary
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
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
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
1914 :UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
1916 :1st US national women's swimming 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
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
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 Bu¤uel 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 :Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain
1939 :US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war
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 caf‚s
1941 :Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
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
1947 :1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
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 army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
1954 :1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
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 :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 :World's biggest glass oven used
1957 :WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 :KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 :Marshal Boelganin becomes director of Russian Staatsbank
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 :John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1964 :Robert Lowell's "Benito Cereno," premieres in NYC
1965 :civilian to military control
1965 :South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
1965 :Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from
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
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
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 bank
1970 :Pres Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on 1/1/71
1971 :United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
1971 :US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
1972 :30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
1972 :Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike
1973 :Japan allows its citizens to own gold
1973 :John & Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called
1973 :Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
1974 :Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
1974 :Pioneer Hall opens
1974 :Yourdon, Inc forms
1975 :Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
1976 :Stephen Wozniak & Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
1977 :Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails
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
1981 :CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that
1981 :Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
1982 :Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution
1982 :US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panam
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 :World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
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 :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 :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 Goodin 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 :Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
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
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)
1997 :Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)
1998 :World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Minn
2001 :20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at St Louis
2002 :64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta
2003 :Briton Prime Minister Tony Blair calls up War Cabinet to discuss on developments of War and Britons outlook internationally.
2003 :Coalition party missiles hit Presidential Palace of Iraq for the second time.
2003 :Mumbai International Airport put on alert following chances of possible affect of communicable diseases.



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