Historical Events In April - 01
Friday, 14 May 2021
1971 HM-12, the Navy's first helicopter squadron devoted exclusively to mine countermeasures was established at NAS Norfolk on this day in history.
1971 United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership on April - 01.
1971 US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere on April - 01.
1972 On this day in history 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
1972 On this day in history major league baseball players stages first collective strike
1972 Pacific Great Eastern Railway changes its name to British Columbia Railway on April - 01.
1973 On this day in history japan allows its citizens to own gold
1973 Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies on this day in history.
1974 On April - 01 pioneer Hall opens
1974 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86 on April - 01.
1975 Canadian radio and TV stations first start giving the temperature in Celsius, so 32 degrees becomes 0 go figure on April - 01.
1975 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95 on this day in history.
1976 Freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63 on April - 01.
1976 N Chernykh discovers asteroid #2206 Gabrova, #2312 Duboshin, #2361 Gogol, #2606 Odessa, #2722 Abalakin, #2734 Hasek, on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history ottawa raises the federal minimum wage to $2.90 per hour.
1976 On April - 01 freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
1977 On this day in history 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 National Energy Board raises export tax on light crude oil $1.00 per barrel to $8.00, Albertians are not happy on this day in history.
1979 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician, dies at 51 on April - 01.
1980 On April - 01 wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist
1981 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on April - 01.
1981 On April - 01 d[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
1982 On April - 01 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 this day in history.
1988 On April - 01 iran accuses Iraq of using mustard gas on civilians
1988 Jim Jordan radio's Fibber McGee, dies at 91 in a fall on April - 01.
1988 Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91 on this day in history.
1989 On April - 01 henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
1990 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger on this day in history.