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Historical Events In April - 01

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1971  On April - 01 hM-12, the Navy's first helicopter squadron devoted exclusively to mine countermeasures was established at NAS Norfolk  

1971  United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership on this day in history.  

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

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

1972  On April - 01 major league baseball players stages first collective strike  

1972  On April - 01 pacific Great Eastern Railway changes its name to British Columbia Railway.  

1973  Japan allows its citizens to own gold on this day in history.  

1973  On April - 01 arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies  

1974  On April - 01 pioneer Hall opens  

1974  Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86 on April - 01.  

1975  On this day in history canadian radio and TV stations first start giving the temperature in Celsius, so 32 degrees becomes 0 go figure  

1975  On April - 01 eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95  

1976  Freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63 on April - 01.  

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

1976  On April - 01 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 April - 01 nFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games  

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  Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician, dies at 51 on April - 01.  

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

1981  E Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante on April - 01.  

1981  D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65 on April - 01.  

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  Marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA on April - 01.  

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

1986  US sub Nathaniel Green runs aground in the Irish Sea on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history world oil prices dip below $10 a barrel  

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

1990  CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger on this day in history.  

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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 April - 01 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 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 April - 01.  

1610  Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 April - 01.  

1205  On April - 01 amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies  

1528  Death of Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer on April - 01.  

1548  Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81 on April - 01.  

1580  On this day in history death of alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer  

1611  Death of Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72 on April - 01.  

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