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, 440,472 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.
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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
Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.
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
The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.
English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S.
Start of the Bosnian war.
Who were born on April 1?
Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)
Edgar Wallace, English writer (d. 1932)
Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)
Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani statesman
Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey player
Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
Taran Killam, American comedian and actor
Sergey Lazarev, Russian singer
Who died on April 1?
Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
Rube Waddell, American baseball player (b. 1876)
Marvin Gaye, American singer (b. 1939)
Jim Jordan, American actor (Fibber McGee) (b. 1896)
Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (b. 1946)
Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1912)
Gene Evans, American actor (b. 1922)
Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1927)
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