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
Crown Prince Jin Chengdi, age 4, succeeds his father Jin Mingdi as emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
The Staatliches Bauhaus school was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.
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.
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.
The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
Who were born on April 1?
Cicely Courtneidge, English actress and comedian (d. 1980)
Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
Don Hastings, American actor
Jordan Charney, American actor
Samuel Alito, American lawyer and jurist
Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani statesman
Phil Demmel, American musician
Dennis Kruppke, German footballer
Shunichi Miyamoto, Japanese musician
Who died on April 1?
Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (b. 1577)
Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (b. 1843)
Scott Joplin, American musician and composer (b. 1868)
Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
Erik Bruhn, Danish ballet dancer, choreographer (b. 1928)
Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)
Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (b. 1927)
Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1927)
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