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Historical Events In April - 01

Monday, 08 March 2021

1916  Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed on this day in history.  

1917  Johnny Andrews, Boston, singer/host (Songs at Twilight) on April - 01.  

1917  Scott Joplin, ragtime composer (Sting), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1918  England's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force on this day in history.  

1918  HMS Falcon, a Royal Navy 'C' Class destroyer sunk in collision in the North Sea with the trawler John Fitzgerald on this day in history.  

1918  On April - 01 in Alberta government declares total prohibition of alcoholic beverages. "the demon RUM"  

1918  In Britain, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Force amalgamate to form the Royal Air Force on this day in history.  

1918  Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1919  On April - 01 joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate  

1920  Church disestablished in Wales on this day in history.  

1920  On April - 01 church disforms in Wales  

1920  On April - 01 joan Frances Will, actress  

1921  K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #950 Ahrensa on April - 01.  

1921  Douglas Allenbrook, composer on this day in history.  

1922  William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President) on April - 01.  

1922  On this day in history charles I, emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies  

1923  On April - 01 bobby Jordan, NY, actor (Bowery Champs, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild)  

1924  Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co on April - 01.  

1924  Founding of the Royal Canadian Air Force as a separate service; RCAF previously founded by Billy Bishop in 1918 as a separate brigade on April - 01.  

1924  Imperial Airways formed in Britain on April - 01.  

1924  On this day in history gunther Becker, composer  

1925  Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925] on April - 01.  

1925  1st transmission of Danish state radio on this day in history.  

1925  On April - 01 francis William Davenport, composer, dies at 77  

1926  Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren on April - 01.  

1927  Automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice on April - 01.  

1927  The American Department of Labor puts immigration quota on Canadians looking for work in the USA on this day in history.  

1927  1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice on this day in history.  

1928  Chiang Kai-shek's army crosses Yang-tse on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history the birth of Milan Kundera, Czech writer  

1929  On this day in history austrian govt of Ignaz Seipel falls  

1930  Zawditu first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies on this day in history.  

1930  On April - 01 "Blue Angel," starring unknown Marlene Dietrich, premieres in America  

1930  Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92 on April - 01.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1220  Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272) was born on April - 01.  

1283  On this day in history birth of ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)  

1543  On April - 01 birth of françois de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)  

1578  On this day in history birth of william Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)  

1582  Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1582  On this day in history birth of thomas Simpson, composer  

1610  Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703) was born on this day in history.  

1640  Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697) was born on April - 01.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1085  On April - 01 death of emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)  

1132  Death of St-Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053) on April - 01.  

1204  On this day in history eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81  

1205  Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies on April - 01.  

1528  Death of Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer on April - 01.  

1548  On this day in history sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81  

1580  On April - 01 death of alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer  

1611  On this day in history death of gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72  

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