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Historical Events In April - 01

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

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  On April - 01 united Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership  

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 April - 01 major league baseball players stages first collective strike  

1972  On this day in history pacific Great Eastern Railway changes its name to British Columbia Railway.  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history freddie Lennon father of John Lennon, dies at 63  

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

1976  On April - 01 ottawa raises the federal minimum wage to $2.90 per hour.  

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

1977  NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games on this day in history.  

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 April - 01.  

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

1980  On this day in history wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist  

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 April - 01.  

1982  US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama on April - 01.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91  

1989  Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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  Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47) was born on April - 01.  

1543  François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626) was born on this day in history.  

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 April - 01.  

1640  On April - 01 birth of georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)  

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 this day in history death of st-Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053)  

1204  On April - 01 eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81  

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

1528  On this day in history death of francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer  

1548  On this day in history sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81  

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

1611  On this day in history death of gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72  

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