Today in History, English
Today in History, English


IDTimeCategoryEvent
37171April 1Event1922 – Six Irish Catholic civilians are shot and beaten to death by a gang of policemen in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
37172April 1Event1924 – Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.
37173April 1Event1924 – The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
37174April 1Event1933 – 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.
37175April 1Event1935 – India's central banking institution, The Reserve Bank of India is formed.
37176April 1Event1936 – Odisha formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India.
37177April 1Event1937 – Aden becomes a British crown colony.
37178April 1Event1937 – Spanish Civil War: Jaén, Spain is bombed by Nazi forces.
37179April 1Event1939 – 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.
37180April 1Event1941 – Fântâna Albă massacre: Between 200 and 2,000 Romanian civilians are killed by Soviet Border Troops.
37181April 1Event1941 – The Blockade Runner Badge for the German navy is instituted.
37182April 1Event1941 – A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali al-Gaylani as Prime Minister.
37183April 1Event1944 – Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
37184April 1Event1945 – World War II: Operation Iceberg: United States troops land on Okinawa in the last major campaign of the war.
37185April 1Event1946 – Aleutian Islands earthquake: An 8.6 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159, mostly in Hilo.
37186April 1Event1946 – Formation of the Malayan Union.
37187April 1Event1947 – Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
37188April 1Event1947 – The only mutiny in the history of the Royal New Zealand Navy begins.
37189April 1Event1948 – Cold War: Berlin Airlift: Military forces, under direction of the Soviet-controlled government in East Germany, set up a land blockade of West Berlin.
37190April 1Event1948 – Faroe Islands gain autonomy from Denmark.
37191April 1Event1949 – Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Nationalist Party in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
37192April 1Event1949 – The Government of Canada repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
37193April 1Event1949 – The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become Ireland.
37194April 1Event1954 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
37195April 1Event1955 – The EOKA rebellion against the British Empire begins in Cyprus, with the goal of obtaining the desired unification ("enosis") with Greece.
37196April 1Event1957 – The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti-tree hoax on its current affairs programme Panorama.
37197April 1Event1959 – Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
37198April 1Event1960 – The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
37199April 1Event1960 – Dr. Martens released its first boots, the model 1460.
37200April 1Event1967 – The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.

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