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Historical Events In April - 01

Friday, 03 July 2020

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 April - 01.  

1918  England's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force on April - 01.  

1918  HMS Falcon, a Royal Navy 'C' Class destroyer sunk in collision in the North Sea with the trawler John Fitzgerald on April - 01.  

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

1918  In Britain, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Force amalgamate to form the Royal Air Force on April - 01.  

1918  Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64 on April - 01.  

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

1920  On April - 01 church disestablished in Wales  

1920  Church disforms in Wales on April - 01.  

1920  Joan Frances Will, actress on April - 01.  

1921  K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #950 Ahrensa on this day in history.  

1921  On April - 01 douglas Allenbrook, composer  

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

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

1923  Bobby Jordan, NY, actor (Bowery Champs, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild) on this day in history.  

1924  Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co on this day in history.  

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

1924  On this day in history imperial Airways formed in Britain  

1924  On this day in history gunther Becker, composer  

1925  Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925] on this day in history.  

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

1925  Francis William Davenport, composer, dies at 77 on April - 01.  

1926  On this day in history halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren  

1927  On this day in history automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice  

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

1927  On April - 01 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice  

1928  On April - 01 chiang Kai-shek's army crosses Yang-tse  

1929  The birth of Milan Kundera, Czech writer on April - 01.  

1929  Austrian govt of Ignaz Seipel falls on April - 01.  

1930  Zawditu first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies on April - 01.  

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

1930  On this day in history cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92  

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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  François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626) was born on this day in history.  

1578  On April - 01 birth of william Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)  

1582  On April - 01 birth of gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter  

1582  Thomas Simpson, composer was born on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)  

1640  On April - 01 birth of georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1085  Death of Emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048) on April - 01.  

1132  On this day in history death of st-Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053)  

1204  Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81 on April - 01.  

1205  Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1528  On this day in history death of francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer  

1548  Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1580  Death of Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer on this day in history.  

1611  On April - 01 death of gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72  

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