Historical Events In April - 01
Wednesday, 20 January 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 this day in history.
1972 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on April - 01.
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 April - 01.
1973 Japan allows its citizens to own gold on April - 01.
1973 Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies on April - 01.
1974 Pioneer Hall opens on April - 01.
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 April - 01 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 this day in history ottawa raises the federal minimum wage to $2.90 per hour.
1976 Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1977 On April - 01 nFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
1979 On this day in history 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 Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist on this day in history.
1981 On April - 01 e Bowell discovers asteroid #3480 Abante
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 April - 01.
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 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 Iran accuses Iraq of using mustard gas on civilians on this day in history.
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 April - 01 cBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger