Historical Events in April, Month of April Events

Here is a list of some historical events in April. You can learn What major event happened in April?

Date Event
April 25, 1849 The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
April 6, 1941 World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
April 2, 2012 A mass shooting at Oikos University in California leaves seven people dead and three injured.
April 27, 1539 Official founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
April 27, 1909 Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
April 23, 1918 World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
April 2, 1979 A Soviet bio-warfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock.
April 28, 1910 Frenchman Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in the United Kingdom.
April 20, 2012 One hundred twenty-seven people are killed when a plane crashes in a residential area near the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near Islamabad, Pakistan.
April 2, 2015 Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and wounding 79 others.
April 2, 1885 Canadian Cree warriors attack the village of Frog Lake, killing nine.
April 29, 1864 Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.
April 3, 2000 United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
April 10, 1872 The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
April 15, 1970 During the Cambodian Civil War, massacre of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong river into South Vietnam.

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