Facts are more fascinating than pranks when it comes to April Fool’s Day. Want to know what historical event happened on April 1 in history? We have put together some of the interesting, important, and strange facts of April 1.
As you might have known, April Fool’s Day is all about joking and duping your friends and family members around the world. But do you know many significant events that took place in the same month?
Special April 1 Events That You Should Know
You will be surprised to learn about these important April 1 events from history.
Is Mike Bossy a Hockey Player?
- A. Yes
- B. No
1867 – on this day, the International Exhibition was inaugurated in Paris.
1868 – The Hampton Institute was founded in Virginia.
1873 – Atlantic was a British White steamship that sank off Nova Scotia and 547 people died.
1889 – The dishwashing machine was marketed in Chicago.
1891 – The telephone connection between London and Paris was launched.
1916 – The first women’s swimming championships were held in the United States.
1918 – England’s new Royal Air Force was introduced by replacing the Royal Flying Corps.
1938 – In New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame started in Cooperstown.
1939 – The United States identified the Franco government in Spain at the end of the Spanish civil war.
1939- General Franco declared victory in the Spanish civil war. He governed the country until he died in 1975.
1941 – In New York, the first contract for advertising for commercial purposes through the FM radio station started on W71NY.
1945- United States forces entered Okinawa during World War II. It was known as the final campaign of World War II.
1946 – A tsunami or tidal wave hit the Hawaiian Islands that killed more than 170 people.
1948 – The Berlin Airlift started.
1952- Big Bang theory introduced in Physical Review published by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow.
1957- The BBC broadcasted the three-minute spaghetti tree hoax. It was based on Panorama’s current affairs program, which represented a Swiss family harvesting spaghetti from a tree. Many people asked where they could find such a plant which was remembered as one of the best April Fools jokes ever happened.
1963 – “General Hospital” and “Doctors” are the soap operas broadcasted on TV.
1970 – US president Nixon signed the bill: the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act that banished cigarette advertisements and would be useful on Jan 1, 1971.
1973 – Japan let its inhabitants own gold.
1976 – Apple Inc. was established. The company best known for producing the iPhone was founded by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Wozniak.
1982 – The United States of America shifted the Canal Zone to Panama.
1983 – Mike Bossy( a New York Islander) was the first National Hockey league(NHL) player who scored 60 goals in three consecutive seasons.
1991 – Iran released British hostage Roger Cooper after five years.
2001- The Netherlands is the first country to allow same-sex marriage.
2004- President of the United States George W. Bush signed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act’s bill.
2009 – The Postal Service declares its Simpsons’ stamps in the US.
2014 – Japan increases Sales Tax