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