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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 19, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,428,320 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 ‘enneacontadigon’ 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 317 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 2,658 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.
  • 1833
    The Convention of 1833, a political gathering of settlers in Mexican Texas to help draft a series of petitions to the Mexican government, begins in San Felipe de Austin
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks – In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
  • 1867
    Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
  • 1891
    The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1945
    World War II: Operation Iceberg – United States troops land on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war.
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army massacred over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1753
    Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
  • 1932
    Debbie Reynolds, American actress
  • 1965
    Tomas Alfredson, Swedish film director
  • 1972
    Darren McCarty, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978
    Etan Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Tamati Ellison, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1984
    Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989
    Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch speed skater
  • 1997
    Asa Butterfield, English actor

Who died on April 1?

  • 1132
    St. Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053)
  • 1872
    Frederick Maurice, English theologian (b. 1805)
  • 1878
    John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (b. 1796)
  • 1922
    Charles I of Austria (b. 1887)
  • 1962
    Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish major (b. 1910)
  • 1985
    Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 1992
    Michael Havers, British barrister and politician (b. 1923)
  • 1995
    Lucy Rie, American potter (b. 1902)
  • 2003
    Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer (b. 1956)
  • 2005
    Robert Coldwell Wood, American educator (b. 1923)

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