April 1 Events in History - April 1 Birthdays - April 1 Deaths
2015 California Governor Jerry Brown mandates a 25% cut in water usage, the first required water restriction in the state's history, as severe drought continues; earlier calls for a voluntary 20% reduction were not met
2014 An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale strikes 58 miles northwest of Iquique, Chile; though larger than the 6.7 quake on March 16th, scientists expect an even stronger quake in this region in the future
2014 Tiger Woods will miss the Masters Tournament for the first time in 20 years as he recovers from surgery for a pinched nerve
2013 Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., publishes a letter to Chinese customers, addressing issues regarding the company's warranty policies in China
2013 In preparation for plans to step down in 2015, the President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir gives an order to release all political prisoners
2012 Eli Young Band wins song of the year for 'Crazy Girl' and Taylor Swift wins 'Entertainer of the Year' at the 2012 Academy of Country Music awards
2012 In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood nominates chairman Khairat El-Shater as a candidate for the May 2012 presidential elections
2011 The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 32,788 traffic deaths; the lowest number of deaths since 1949
2011 In Greece, Crete withstands a 6.2 magnitude earthquake
2010 Northern Ireland's electricity is knocked out; nearly 25,000 homes remain powerless
2002 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta
2001 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at St. Louis
1998 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Minnesota
1998 Paula Jones' sexual harassment case against President Bill Clinton is thrown out of court
1997 69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)
1996 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67
1995 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
1995 New York Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
1994 Bob Feller Statue on Indians Plaza, dedicated
1993 Alan Bennett's "Madness of George III," premieres in London
1993 Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais
1992 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
1992 Battleship USS Missouri, on which, Japan surrendered, decommissioned
1992 Last defendant in St. John sex assault case sentenced to 3 years prob
1992 NFL decides to stay with 17 week sched instead of expanded 18 games
1992 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
1992 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
1992 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1992 World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former U.S.S.R.
1991 53rd NCAA Mens Basketball Champion: Duke Bluedevils beats Kansas 72-65
1991 Dwight Goodin signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with New York Mets
1991 Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
1991 Supreme Court rules jurors can't be barred from serving due to race
1991 U.S. minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
1990 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990 19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1990 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins
1990 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81
1990 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
1990 Guns and Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames
1990 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2' of nude dancers
1990 Jack Nicklaus wins 1st start on Senior PGA tour
1990 Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan
1989 1st New York Mets - New York Yankee game in New York City since 1983, Yankees win 4-3
1989 A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball
1986 Delhi beat Haryana by innings and 141 to win Ranji Trophy
1986 U.S. submarine Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea
1986 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
1985 47th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
1984 14th Easter Seal Telethon raises $24,600,000
1984 3rd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: Southern California beats Tennessee 72-61
1984 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours
1983 Anti-nuke demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
1983 New York Islander Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons
1982 Anguilla, dependent territory of U.K., adopts constitution
1982 U.S. formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
1981 CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
1980 Baseball Players Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games
1980 Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
1980 France performs nuclear test
1980 Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist
1979 Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
1979 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1977 Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails
1977 NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games
1976 Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
1975 Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
1974 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
1974 Pioneer Hall opens
1973 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
1973 Japan allows its citizens to own gold
1973 John and Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
1972 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
1972 Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike
1971 U.S. and Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
1971 United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
1970 Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
1970 John and Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations
1970 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases the Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000 Although negotiations were conducted over a period of months, it was not until March 13 when a federal bankruptcy referee declared the Pilots bank
1970 President Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on January 1, 1971
1969 Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corp
1969 Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals
1968 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
1967 1st British ombudsman sir Edward Compton begins work
1966 1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)
1966 China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts "Cultural revolution"
1965 South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
1965 Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
1964 10 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
1964 Robert Lowell's "Benito Cereno," premieres in New York City
1963 New York Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
1963 New York City's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
1963 Soap operas "General Hospital" and "Doctors" premier on TV
1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
1960 2nd French atom bomb explodes in the Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria
1960 Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
1960 RCA TIROS (TV and Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched
1960 U Nu elected premier of Burma
1958 KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, California (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Marshal Boelganin becomes director of Russian Staatsbank
1957 Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
1957 WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 World's biggest glass oven used
1956 10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank and Damn Yankees win
1956 KPIC TV channel 4 in Roseburg, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380
1955 Armed military action taken against bureaucratic strike in Amsterdam
1955 EOKA-bomb attacks against British government buildings in Cyprus
1955 WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
1954 1st army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
1954 Earthquake and tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
1954 U.S. Air Force Academy forms
1954 WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1953 J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea
1953 KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Walcott Worrell and Weekes all make centuries in innings vs. India
1952 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1948 H H H Johnson bowls WI to win vs. England 10-96 match on debut
1948 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe and Gamow
1947 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
1946 400,000 U.S. mine workers strike
1946 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
1946 Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)
1946 Weight Watchers forms
1945 1st edition of Indonesia Merdeka publishes
1945 Canadian troop free Doetinchem, Enschede, Borculo and Eibergen
1945 Ruhrgebied sealed off by U.S. 1st and 9th army
1945 Sons of Elburger Soccer team forms in Elburg
1945 U.S. forces invade Okinawa during WW II
1944 German Abwehr ends England spiel, after 132 killed
1944 Japanese troops conquer Jessami, East-India
1942 Allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor
1942 Mexico changes from 3 time zones to 2
1941 Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine," premieres in New York City
1941 Navy takes over Treasure Island, in San Francisco Bay
1941 Nazi's forbid Jews access to cafes
1941 Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
1939 U.S. recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain
1938 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York
1938 Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1937 Aden becomes British crown colony
1936 Orissa constituted a province of British India
1935 1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, New York
1934 Bonnie and Clyde kill 2 police officers
1933 Hammond scores 336* vs. New Zealand at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes
1933 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany
1933 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses
1931 Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
1931 Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball
1930 "Blue Angel," starring unknown Marlene Dietrich, premieres in America
1929 Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
1929 Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven, Netherlands opens
1929 Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
1929 Luis Bunuel releases "Un Chien Andalou," 24-minute film
1929 Morehouse College, Spellman College and Atlanta University affiliate
1928 Chiang Kai-shek's army crosses Yang-tse
1927 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice
1926 Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
1925 1st transmission of Danish state radio
1925 Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated
1924 Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1924 Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but General Ludendorff acquitted
1924 Imperial Airways forms in Britain
1920 Church disforms in Wales
1920 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1918 England's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force
1918 Henry Miller's Theater opens at 124 W 43rd St. New York City
1916 1st U.S. national women's swiming championships held
1914 UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
1910 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
1905 British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya
1900 1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"
1899 North Carolina Mutual opens doors for business
1891 London-Paris telephone connection opens
1891 Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
1889 1st dishwashing machine marketed in Chicago
1888 Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam
1881 Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem
1881 Kingdom post office in Netherlands opens
1876 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Philadelphia-5)
1873 British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die
1873 Mehmed Kemals play "Vatan" premeres in Constantinople
1872 1st edition of The Standard
1868 Hampton Institute opens
1867 Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
1867 International Exhibition opens in Paris
1867 Singapore, Penang and Malakka become British crown colonies
1865 Battle of 5 Forks Virginia, signalling end of Lee's army
1863 1st wartime conscription law in U.S. goes into effect
1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, Jackson's Battle of Woodstock, VA
1853 Cincinnati became 1st U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary
1850 San Francisco County Government established
1836 Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands
1826 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
1803 French law rules the use of intention
1793 Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000
1792 Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women's right to divorce
1789 House of Representatives 1st full meeting, New York City, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker
1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" symbol
1776 Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig
1748 Ruins of Pompeii found
1724 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War
1724 Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters
1663 Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)
1581 Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II
1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1572 Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle
1504 English guilds/corp goes under state control
1064 Body of bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik
705 Greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI
527 Justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium
374 Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth