This month in History

This month in History: April

General events not linked to a day

National Florida Tomato Month

National BLT Sandwich Month

National Soft Pretzel Month

National Soyfoods Month

National Grilled Cheese Month

National Garlic Month

April 12-18: National Egg Salad Week

1 April

National Soylent Green Day

National Sourdough Bread Day

April Fool’s Day

1918 Royal Air force is Founded

1946 Hawaii Earthquake and Tsunami

1970 Cigarette Advertising Banned in US

1999 Eleven countries in the European Union adopted the Euro as a common currency

2003 Jessica Lynch is rescued in Iraq

2 April

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

International Children’s Book Day

1875 Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday

1916 – 1918 World War I Battle Of The Somme

1932 Charles Lindbergh, whose son was kidnapped paid $50,000 ransom

1972 Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States

1977 Red Rum the diminutive horse with the heart of a champion wins the English Grand National for a record third time

1980 Windfall Act on Oil Industries High Profits

1982 Argentina invades Falklands Islands

1992 Mob boss John Gotti often referred to as “The Teflon Don” Convicted for first time

2005 Pope John Paul II Dies

2009 G20 Summit Over Global Financial Problems

3 April

National Chocolate Mousse Day

1860 Pony Express Service Starts

1934 Jane Goodall’s Birthday

1974 148 tornadoes hit North America from Georgia to Canada within 16 hours

1994 Civil War breaks out in Rwanda

2010 Apple Releases Ipad

4 April

National Cordon Bleu Day

International Carrot Day

1906 Mount Vesuvius erupts

1949 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is established

1964 The Beatles hold an unprecedented record of twelve positions on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

1968 Martin Luther King Jr. Murdered

1973 New York’s World Trade Center Completed

2006 Saddam Hussein Charged With Genocide

5 April

Caramel Day

National Raisin & Spice Bar Day

1933 President Franklin Roosevelt signs “United States Executive Order 6102” Gold Compulsorily Purchased

1968 Race Riots Follow Assassination of Martin Luther King

1969 One of the greatest co-ordinated demonstrations in modern times starts on this weekend against US involvement in Vietnam with demonstrations in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and other major cities.

1976 American billionaire Howard Hughes dies at the age of 70.

1987 Fox Broadcasting Co. made its prime-time TV debut

1994 Kurt Cobain lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana commits suicide

2010 Explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, Raleigh County, West Virginia

2013 Read A Road Map Day

6 April

National Caramel Popcorn Day

International Carbonara Day

New Beer’s Eve

1483 Raphael’s Birthday (1483 – 1520)

1896 Modern Olympics Games Reborn

1909 North Pole discovered

1917 America enters World War I

1941 Germany invades Yugoslavia

7 April

National Coffee Cake Day

National Beer Day

No Housework Day

1739 Dick Turpin

1933 On April 7th 1933 beer goes on sale again in 19 of the 48 states and the District of Columbia .

1948 The World Health Organization (WHO) established

1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein debut their hit musical “South Pacific” on Broadway

2013 World Health Day

8 April

National Empanada Day

1460 Ponce de Leon (1460 – 1521)

1904 Long Acre Square in Manhattan, New York, was renamed Times Square

1958 10,000 protesters arrive in Trafalgar Square, London as part of the CND / Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

1974 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run

1992 The satirical British magazine Punch publishes it’s final issue

2013 International Roma Day

9 April

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

1865 Robert E. Lee surrenders

1940 Germany invades Norway and Denmark

1942 Philippines Surrender To Japanese

1942 The Japanese forced 75,000 captured American and Filipino soldiers on the Bataan Death March.

1959 America’s First Astronauts Introduced

10 April

National Cinnamon Crescent Day

1925 “The Great Gatsby” F. Scott Fitzgerald, is published

1970 Beatles Break Up

1971 US table tennis team begins a week long visit to the People’s Republic of China ( Ping Pong Diplomacy )

2013 National Sibling Day

11 April

National Cheese Fondue Day

1957 Singapore gains self rule from the British

1965 The Palm Sunday Tornadoes strike Indiana and the surrounding states

1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968

1981 Brixton Riots London, England

12 April

National Licorice Day

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

1775 Paul Revere Day

1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes the President of The United States

1954 Bill Haley and the Comets, record “Rock Around the Clock”

1961 Yuri Gagarin Becomes First Man in Space

1981 First Space Shuttle Columbia Launched

1992 Euro Disney opened in Marne-La-Vallee, Paris, France

2001 Cincinnati Riots

13 April

National Peach Cobbler Day

1570 Guy Fawkes Birthday

1743 Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday (1743-1826)

1925 The Butler Act becomes law

1936 Work on the Boulder Dam is completed

1969 The Love Bug, a popular Disney movie, was released

1996 Dunblane Massacre in kindergarten in Scotland

14 April

National Pecan Day

1912 Titanic hit an Iceberg

1970 Apollo 13 Explosion

1997 Tiger Woods at 21 years old became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters Tournament

1999 Jack Kervorkian ( Assisted Suicide Practitioner) was sentenced in Pontiac, Mich., to 10 to 25 years in prison

15 April

National Glazed Ham Day

1452 Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday (1452-1519)

1865 President Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth

1912 Titanic stikes an iceburg and sinks on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York

1935 Twenty of the worst “Black Blizzards” that occurred throughout the Dust Bowl years happen on a single day often referred to as “Black Sunday”

16 April

National Eggs Benedict Day

National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day

Day of the Mushroom

1867 Wilbur Wright’s Birthday

1953 The Queen launches the Royal Yacht Britannia

1974 Israeli and Syrian troops continue fighting along the Golan Heights

2007 Killing spree at Virginia Tech

17 April

National Cheeseball Day

World Malbec Day

1961 1,500 Cuban exiles supported by the US government invade the Bay of Pigs

1964 The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World’s Fair

18 April

National Animal Crackers Day

1906 Earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, shook the town of San Francisco

1923 first baseball game is played at Yankee Stadium in New York City

1956 Grace Kelly Marries Prince Rainier of Monaco

1983 Car Bomb US Embassy Lebanon

2003 Scott Peterson Arrested

19 April

National Rice Ball Day

1897 The Worlds oldest annual marathon run in Boston, Massachusetts, United States races for the first time.

1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

1993 Waco Cult Assault

1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Bombing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

20 April

National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day

1972 Antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000 demonstrators in cities across America

1999 Columbine High School Shooting

2010 Deepwater Horizon explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

21 April

National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day

1509 Henry VIII became King of England

1926 Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday

1955 Fleet Street Newspaper Worker Strike

1989 Student Protest Tiananmen Square

22 April

National Jelly Bean Day

1889 Oklahoma Land Rush

1970 Earth Day was observed for the first time

23 April

National Cherry Cheesecake Day

National Picnic Day

St. Georges Day

1564 Shakespeare’s Birthday (1564 – 1616)

1932 The New Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens in Shakespears’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon

1968 Decimal coins introduced in UK as part of decimalisation

1979 Oil Company Windfall Profits Tax

1984 Singer Marvin Gaye Shot by his father

1985 The Coca-Cola Company announced it has changed its formula for Coke and will known as New Coke

2003 US troops rescue Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch from a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq

24 April

National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

1954 Mau Mau Rebels Rounded Up By British Troops in Kenya

1968 Student Occupation Columbia University

1980 US Embassy Hostage Crisis in Iran Rescue Attempt Failure

1990 Space Shuttle Discovery launched the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit

25 April

National Crotilla Day

National Zucchini Bread Day

World Penguin Day

World Malaria Day

1666 Great Fire of London

1956 Elvis Presley has his first number one hit with “Heartbreak Hotel”

1953 Two Cambridge University scientists “James D Watson and Francis Crick” publish an article in Nature Magazine explaining the structure of DNA

1955 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened to ocean vessels seeking passage from Montreal to ports in the USA on the Great Lakes .

1956 Elvis Presley has his first number one on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart with “Heartbreak Hotel”

2003 The Human Genome Project to determine the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA of the human genome consisting of 20,000-25,000 genes started in 1990 is published

2013 Anzac Day

26 April

National Pretzel Day

Save the Frogs Day

1785 John James Audobon’s Birthday (1785 – 1851)

1927 The Mississippi makes over 150,000 homeless

1986 An explosion and fire at the No. 4 reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine resulted in a nuclear meltdown

2009 The U.S. declares a public health emergency ( Swine Flu )

27 April

National Prime Rib Day

Freedom Day, South Africa

1571 Johannes Kepler’s Birthday (1571 – 1630)

1791 Samuel F.B. Morse (1791 – 1872)

1953 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450: Hiring and Firing rules for Government Employment. Homosexuality, moral perversion, and communism were categorized as national security threats

1994 Nelson Mandela voted as South Africa President

2014 Holocaust Remembrance Day

28 April

National Blueberry Pie Day

International Astronomy Day

1947 Kon-Tiki Expedition Starts (Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki)

2004 Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse Scandal breaks on CBS’ “60 Minutes II.”

29 April

National Shrimp Scampi Day

1842 Zipper Patented

1922 Lower Louisiana Floods

1945 Dachau concentration camp was liberated

1970 US Troops Invade Cambodia

30 April

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Raisin Day

1952 Diary of Anne Frank Published

1789 George Washington Inaugurated as the First President of the United States

1939 New York World’s Fair

1945 Hitler Commits Suicide

1975 South Vietnam Surrenders

1980 Terrorist group takes Iran embassy hostages in London

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