April

The fourth month of the year, the first day of the month is known as April Fools’ Day, April has 30 days

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    On This Day In History, 1 April

    It’s April Fools Day today, the BBC Spaghetti April Fool in 1957, Apple was founded in 1976, John Forsythe died in 2010 aged 92, and...

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    On This Day In History, 2 April

    The Coinage Act was passed by US Congress in 1792, The Falklands War started in 1982, Sir Alec Guinness was born in 1914, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 3 April

    A Motorola employee made the 1st mobile telephone call in 1973, Unabomber was arrested in 1996, 100th Annual Boat Race in 1954, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 4 April

    NATO was formed in 1949, Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated in 1968, Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 5 April

    The Sugar Act 1764 was passed by the British Parliament in 1764, The Falklands War, British navy left the UK in 1982, Charlton Heston died...

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    On This Day In History, 6 April

    The 1st Olympic Games in modern history opened in 1896 in Athens, Greece, in 1974 Abba won Eurovision with Waterloo, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 7 April

    The World Health Organization, WHO, was formed in 1948, Sinclair sold out to Amstrad in 1986, Jackie Chan was born in 1954, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 8 April

    The Venus De Milo was discovered in 1820, Sandie Shaw won Eurovision in 1967, Puppet On A String, Pablo Picasso died in 1973, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 9 April

    The toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad occurred in 2003, Bob Hope made his television debut in 1947, Hugh Hefner was born in...

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    On This Day In History, 11 April

    The trial of Otto Adolf Eichmann started in 1961 in Jerusalem, the 1st Apple Computer was released in 1976, Jeremy Clarkson was born in 1960,...

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    On This Day In History, 13 April

    Jack Swigert uttered the words, “Houston, we’ve had a problem”, in 1970, Jefferson Memorial officially dedicated in 1943, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 14 April

    The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupted in 2010, the Titanic hit an iceberg near Newfoundland in 1912, Motown was founded in 1960, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 15 April

    On its maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic sank in 1912, the George Cross was awarded to Malta in 1942, Tokyo Disneyland opened in 1983, and...

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    On This Day In History, 16 April

    The Royal Yacht Britannia was launched in 1953, 2 Giant Pandas arrived in the US in 1972, gifts from China, Charlie Chaplin was born in...

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    On This Day In History, 17 April

    The failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba started in 1961, Premium Bonds were introduced in the UK in 1956, Victoria Adams was born in...

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    On This Day In History, 18 April

    Construction of the Saint Peter's Basilica started in 1506, the old London Bridge was sold in 1968, Albert Einstein died in 1955 aged 76, and...

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    On This Day In History, 20 April

    The Deepwater Horizon explosion occurred in 2010, "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland 1,000th victim in 1974, Bram Stoker died in 1912, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 21 April

    Today in 753 BC considered the date when Romulus and Remus founded Rome, 1st photograph of the Loch Ness Monster published in 1934, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 23 April

    The original ZX Spectrum was released in 1982, New Coke was introduced in 1985, replaced within 3 months, Roy Orbison was born in 1936, and...

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    On This Day In History, 24 April

    The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990, the Golden State Killer was arrested in 2018, Daniel Defoe died in 1731, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 25 April

    Elbe Day, American and Soviet troops met at the Elbe River in 1945, construction of the Suez Canal started in 1859, Renee Zellweger was born...

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    On This Day In History, 26 April

    The Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred in 1986, Ariel 1, Britain’s first satellite, launched in 1962, Melania Trump was born in 1970, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 27 April

    The first stone of the new Palace of Westminster was laid in 1840, Barack Obama birth certificate released in 2011, Samuel Morse was born in...

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    On This Day In History, 28 April

    The Mutiny on the Bounty occurred in 1789, Mussolini was executed by Italian partisans in 1945, the original Wembley Stadium opened in 1923, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 29 April

    Operation Frequent Wind started in 1975, over 7,000 evacuated from Saigon, the week long LA riots kicked off in 1992, Jerry Seinfeld was born in...

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    On This Day In History, 30 April

    George Washington was inaugurated as the 1st US President in 1789, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in 1945, Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca, died in 2019, and more…