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, 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

  • 1826
    Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.
  • 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
  • 1871
    The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
  • 1893
    The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.
  • 1933
    English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
  • 1944
    Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
  • 1947
    Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
  • 1960
    The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
  • 1976
    Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S.
  • 1992
    Start of the Bosnian war.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1776
    Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)
  • 1875
    Edgar Wallace, English writer (d. 1932)
  • 1885
    Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
  • 1914
    Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1952
    Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • 1955
    Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani statesman
  • 1978
    Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
  • 1982
    Taran Killam, American comedian and actor
  • 1983
    Sergey Lazarev, Russian singer

Who died on April 1?

  • 1839
    Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
  • 1914
    Rube Waddell, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1984
    Marvin Gaye, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 1988
    Jim Jordan, American actor (Fibber McGee) (b. 1896)
  • 1991
    Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (b. 1946)
  • 1997
    Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1912)
  • 1998
    Gene Evans, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2000
    Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1927)

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