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Historical Events In April - 01

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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  US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere on April - 01.  

1972  On April - 01 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico  

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  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 this day in history.  

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 April - 01.  

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  Ottawa raises the federal minimum wage to $2.90 per hour on this day in history.  

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

1977  NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games on April - 01.  

1979  Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah on April - 01.  

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

1980  Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist on April - 01.  

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  US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama on this day in history.  

1984  8 men record longest distance rowed in 24 hours at 13 miles on this day in history.  

1984  On April - 01 marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA  

1984  On April - 01 marvin Gaye, singer (Sexual Healing), shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44  

1986  On April - 01 uS sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in the Irish Sea  

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  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 April - 01.  

1989  Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57 on April - 01.  

1990  On this day in history cBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1220  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)  

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 April - 01.  

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 April - 01 birth of thomas Simpson, composer  

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

1640  Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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