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.