Historical Events on April 1, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on April 1st This Day in History

Year Name
2016 The 2016 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict begins along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact.
2011 After protests against the burning of the Quran turn violent, a mob attacks a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
2006 Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of the Government of the United Kingdom is enforced, but later merged into National Crime Agency on 7 October 2013.
2004 Google launches its Email service Gmail.
2001 An EP-3E United States Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Chinese pilot ejected but is subsequently lost. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China and is detained.
2001 Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
2001 Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first contemporary country to allow it.
1999 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
1997 Comet Hale–Bopp is seen passing at perihelion.
1989 Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the "poll tax"), is introduced in Scotland.
1986 Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal) cadres attack a number of police stations in Kathmandu, seeking to incite a popular rebellion.
1984 Singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father in his home in Arlington Heights, Los Angeles, California.
1979 Iran becomes an Islamic republic by a 99% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found Apple Computer, Inc.
1974 The Local Government Act 1972 of England and Wales comes into effect.
1973 Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Jim Corbett National Park, India.
1971 Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army massacre over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh.
1970 President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law.
1969 The Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational fighter aircraft with Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing capabilities, enters service with the Royal Air Force.
1964 The British Admiralty, War Office and Air Ministry are replaced by a unified Defence Council of the United Kingdom.
1960 The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
1955 The EOKA rebellion against the British Empire begins in Cyprus, with the goal of unifying with Greece.
1954 United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1949 Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Nationalist Party in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
1949 The Government of Canada repeals Japanese-Canadian internment after seven years.
1948 Cold War: Communist forces respond to the introduction of the Deutsche Mark by attempting to force the western powers to withdraw from Berlin.
1948 Faroe Islands gain autonomy from Denmark.
1947 The only mutiny in the history of the Royal New Zealand Navy begins.
1946 The 8.6 Mw  Aleutian Islands earthquake shakes the Aleutian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). A destructive tsunami reaches the Hawaiian Islands resulting in dozens of deaths, mostly in Hilo, Hawaii.
1946 The Malayan Union is established. Protests from locals led to the establishment of the Federation of Malaya two years later.
1945 World War II: The Tenth United States Army attacks the Thirty-Second Japanese Army on Okinawa.
1944 World War II: Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
1941 Fântâna Albă massacre: Between 200 and 2,000 Romanian civilians are killed by Soviet Border Troops.
1941 A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali al-Gaylani as Prime Minister.
1939 Spanish Civil War: Generalísimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrender.
1937 Aden becomes a British crown colony.
1937 The Royal New Zealand Air Force is formed as an independent service.
1935 India's central banking institution, the Reserve Bank of India, is formed.
1933 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.
1924 Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years imprisonment for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch" but spends only nine months in jail.
1924 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
1918 The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
1908 The Territorial Force (renamed Territorial Army in 1920) is formed as a volunteer reserve component of the British Army.
1900 Prince George becomes absolute monarch of the Cretan State.
1873 The White Star steamer SS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547 in one of the worst marine disasters of the 19th century.
1867 Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
1865 American Civil War: Union troops led by Philip Sheridan decisively defeat Confederate troops led by George Pickett, cutting the Army of Northern Virginia's last supply line.
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.
1789 In New York City, the United States House of Representatives achieves its first quorum and elects Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first Speaker.
1572 In the Eighty Years' War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Seventeen Provinces, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
1081 Alexios I Komnenos overthrows the Byzantine emperor Nikephoros III Botaneiates,[4] and, after his troops spend three days extensively looting Constantinople, is formally crowned on April 4.
527 Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.
33 According to one historian's account, Jesus Christ's Last Supper is held.[1]
Famous People Born on April 1

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Year Name
1866 Ève Lavallière, French actress (d. 1929)
1983 Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)
1697 Antoine François Prévost, French novelist and translator (d. 1763)
1989 Christian Vietoris, German racing driver
1987 Gianluca Musacci, Italian footballer
1874 Ernest Barnes, English mathematician and theologian (d. 1953)
1939 Ali MacGraw, American model and actress
1932 Debbie Reynolds, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2016)
1964 Erik Breukink, Dutch cyclist and manager
1647 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet and courtier (d. 1680)
Famous People Deaths On April 1

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Date Name
1920 Walter Simon, German banker and philanthropist (b. 1857)
2005 Paul Bomani, Tanzanian politician and diplomat, 1st Tanzanian Minister of Finance (b 1925)
1872 Frederick Denison Maurice, English theologian and academic (b. 1805)
1878 John C.W. Daly, English-Canadian soldier and politician (b. 1796)
1981 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai singer-songwriter and bandleader (b. 1910)
1976 Max Ernst, German painter and sculptor (b. 1891)
1968 Lev Landau, Azerbaijani-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
1787 Floyer Sydenham, English scholar and academic (b. 1710)
996 John XV, pope of the Catholic Church
1994 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (b. 1912)