What happened this day in history April 1

What are the important events that happened on April 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 1: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 1 is the 92nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 19, 2024 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 475,536 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontadigon’ day.

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 303 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,119 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 1: This Day In History

April 1 is most notable in many countries for being April Fools’ Day.

April 1 Historical Events

  • 1293
    Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 1318
    Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from England.
  • 1918
    The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
  • 1946
    Formation of the Malayan Union.
  • 1954
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
  • 1957
    The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs programme Panorama.
  • 1979
    Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
  • 1989
    Margaret Thatcher’s new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the “poll tax”), is introduced in Scotland.
  • 2001
    Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
  • 2009
    Croatia and Albania join NATO.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1640
    Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
  • 1906
    Aleksandr Yakovlev, Russian engineer and aeroplane designer (d. 1989)
  • 1915
    Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    John Quade, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1946
    Ronnie Lane, English musician (d. 1997)
  • 1949
    Gil Scott-Heron, American musician and composer (d. 2011)
  • 1965
    Tomas Alfredson, Swedish film director
  • 1970
    Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
  • 1973
    Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
  • 1988
    Courtney McCool, American gymnast

Who died on April 1?

  • 1132
    St. Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053)
  • 1205
    King Amalric II of Jerusalem (b. 1145)
  • 1621
    Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (b. 1577)
  • 1878
    John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (b. 1796)
  • 1965
    Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • 1968
    Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1894)
  • 1999
    Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • 2004
    Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)
  • 2010
    John Forsythe, American actor (b. 1918)

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