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Historical Events In April - 01

Thursday, 25 February 2021

1971  On this day in history hM-12, the Navy's first helicopter squadron devoted exclusively to mine countermeasures was established at NAS Norfolk  

1971  On this day in history united Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership  

1971  On this day in history uS/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere  

1972  30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on this day in history.  

1972  Major league baseball players stages first collective strike on this day in history.  

1972  Pacific Great Eastern Railway changes its name to British Columbia Railway on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history japan allows its citizens to own gold  

1973  On this day in history arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies  

1974  On April - 01 pioneer Hall opens  

1974  On April - 01 alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86  

1975  On April - 01 canadian radio and TV stations first start giving the temperature in Celsius, so 32 degrees becomes 0 go figure  

1975  On this day in history eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95  

1976  Freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history n Chernykh discovers asteroid #2206 Gabrova, #2312 Duboshin, #2361 Gogol, #2606 Odessa, #2722 Abalakin, #2734 Hasek,  

1976  Ottawa raises the federal minimum wage to $2.90 per hour on April - 01.  

1976  Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1977  On April - 01 nFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games  

1979  On April - 01 iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah  

1979  On this day in history national Energy Board raises export tax on light crude oil $1.00 per barrel to $8.00, Albertians are not happy  

1979  On April - 01 marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician, dies at 51  

1980  Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist on this day in history.  

1981  E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on this day in history.  

1981  D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history uS formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama  

1984  8 men record longest distance rowed in 24 hours at 13 miles on April - 01.  

1984  Marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA on this day in history.  

1984  Marvin Gaye, singer (Sexual Healing), shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44 on this day in history.  

1986  US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in the Irish Sea on April - 01.  

1986  World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel on April - 01.  

1988  On this day in history iran accuses Iraq of using mustard gas on civilians  

1988  On April - 01 jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall  

1988  Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91 on April - 01.  

1989  On April - 01 henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57  

1990  CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger 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 this day in history.  

1283  Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47) was born on this day in history.  

1543  François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626) was born on April - 01.  

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

1582  On this day in history birth of gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter  

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

1610  On April - 01 birth of charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)  

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 this day in history death of emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1528  On April - 01 death of francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer  

1548  On April - 01 sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81  

1580  Death of Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer on April - 01.  

1611  Death of Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72 on this day in history.  

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