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 10, 1896 1896 Summer Olympics: The Olympic marathon is run ending with the victory of Greek athlete Spyridon Louis.
April 25, 2005 A seven-car commuter train derails and crashes into an apartment building near Amagasaki Station in Japan, killing 107, including the driver.
April 8, 1968 BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after takeoff. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.
April 18, 1847 American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
April 19, 1927 Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
April 16, 2012 The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.
April 26, 1721 A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz.
April 9, 1860 On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
April 4, 2017 Syria conducts an air strike on Khan Shaykhun using chemical weapons, killing 89 civilians.
April 16, 1945 World War II: The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.
April 17, 1970 Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
April 19, 1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
April 15, 1861 President Abraham Lincoln calls for 75,000 Volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War.
April 10, 1821 Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
April 1, 1947 The only mutiny in the history of the Royal New Zealand Navy begins.

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