April 1 – Major Historical Past Events around the world

Find More Details for What happened on April 1st, This Day in History on your birthday. 1976-Apple Inc. is founded. 1965-BBC conducts a trial of a new technology. 1957-The spaghetti tree hoax is presented on the BBC. Read more about historical events that occurred on this day.

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Major Historical Past Events around the World

What Happened on this day – April 1

  • 2018-American television producer Steven Bochco died at the age of 74.
  • 2004-Google launched Gmail.
  • 2001-The Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to legalise same-gender marriage.
  • 2001-the previous President of Serbia was detained on suspicions of corruption.
  • 2001-During the South China Sea, an American spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter jet in midair, killing the Chinese pilot. The damaged American plane landed on Hainan Island, where its crew was held for 11 days.
  • 1997-The whole world gets an email saying that the Internet will be offline for cleaning for 24 hours.
  • 1989-Richard Branson lands a hot-air balloon that was made to seem like a UFO. When the doors open, a little figure in a silver outfit comes out.
  • 1984-American singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father in Los Angeles
  • 1982-The Hong Kong South China Morning Post said that one pint of water mixed with 10 packets of powdered water will make ten pints of drinking water.
  • 1979-The Iranian Revolution came to an end when Ruhollah Khomeini proclaimed Iran an Islamic republic, garnering massive support in a national vote.
  • 1978-Australia a barge appeared in Sydney Harbor towing a giant iceberg
  • 1976-Apple Inc. is founded.
  • 1965-BBC conducts a trial of a new technology
  • 1957-The spaghetti tree hoax is presented on the BBC.
  • 1957-Panorama programme about spaghetti crops in Switzerland
  • 1954-The United States Air Force Academy was created by an act of Congress and was later built in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 1945 -U.S. troops landed on the Japanese island of Okinawa during World War II.
  • 1939-General Franco declares victory over the Spanish civil war.
  • 1924 -Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison.
  • 1578 -English physician William Harvey, who discovered the true nature of the circulation of the blood, was born in Folkestone, Kent.

Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on April 1

  • 1997-Asa Butterfield-English Actor
  • 1980-Randy Orton-American professional wrestler
  • 1961-Susan Boyle-Scottish singer
  • 1940-Wangari Maathai-Kenyan environmentalist & Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1939- Ali MacGraw – American Actress
  • 1932-Debbie Reynolds was a famous American actress and singer
  • 1875-Edgar Wallace-English journalist, author & playwright
  • 1873-Sergei Rachmaninoff-Russian pianist, composer & conductor
  • 1815-Otto von Bismarck-German politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire

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