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 91st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 19, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,953,920 minutes 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 ‘enneacontahenagon’ day.

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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 306 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 3,023 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

  • 325
    Crown Prince Jin Chengdi, age 4, succeeds his father Jin Mingdi as emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
  • 1891
    The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1919
    The Staatliches Bauhaus school was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.
  • 1924
    Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the “Beer Hall Putsch”. However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.
  • 1933
    The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in a series of anti-Semitic acts.
  • 1949
    The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
  • 1974
    In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
  • 1976
    The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
  • 1979
    Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1893
    Cicely Courtneidge, English actress and comedian (d. 1980)
  • 1901
    Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • 1921
    Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
  • 1934
    Don Hastings, American actor
  • 1937
    Jordan Charney, American actor
  • 1950
    Samuel Alito, American lawyer and jurist
  • 1955
    Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani statesman
  • 1967
    Phil Demmel, American musician
  • 1980
    Dennis Kruppke, German footballer
  • 1986
    Shunichi Miyamoto, Japanese musician

Who died on April 1?

  • 1621
    Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (b. 1577)
  • 1787
    Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
  • 1872
    William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (b. 1843)
  • 1917
    Scott Joplin, American musician and composer (b. 1868)
  • 1968
    Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1986
    Erik Bruhn, Danish ballet dancer, choreographer (b. 1928)
  • 2000
    Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)
  • 2004
    Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2010
    Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1927)

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