Today in History, English
Today in History, English

37201April 1Event1969 – The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force.
37202April 1Event1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertising on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971
37203April 1Event1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army massacre over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh.
37204April 1Event1973 – Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Jim Corbett National Park, India.
37205April 1Event1974 – The metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England come into being.
37206April 1Event1976 – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.
37207April 1Event1976 – Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S..
37208April 1Event1976 – The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect, soon revealed as an April Fools' Day hoax, is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
37209April 1Event1978 – The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
37210April 1Event1979 – Iran becomes an Islamic republic by a 99% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
37211April 1Event1986 – Sector Kanda: Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal) cadres attacks a number of police stations in Kathmandu, seeking to incite a popular rebellion.
37212April 1Event1989 – Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the "poll tax"), is introduced in Scotland.
37213April 1Event1997 – Comet Hale–Bopp is seen passing at perihelion.
37214April 1Event1999 – Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
37215April 1Event2001 – An EP-3E United States Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China and is detained.
37216April 1Event2001 – Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
37217April 1Event2001 – Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first contemporary country to allow it.
37218April 1Event2004 – Google announces Gmail to the public.
37219April 1Event2004 – Korea Train Express was opened to traffic from Seoul to –Dongdaegu.
37220April 1Event2006 – The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the "British FBI", is created in the United Kingdom.
37221April 1Event2009 – Croatia and Albania join NATO.
37222April 1Event2011 – 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.
37223April 1Birth1220 – Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
37224April 1Birth1543 – François de Bonne, Duke of Lesdiguières (d. 1626)
37225April 1Birth1578 – William Harvey, English physician and academic (d. 1657)
37226April 1Birth1610 – Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier and critic (d. 1703)
37227April 1Birth1629 – Jean-Henri d'Anglebert, French organist and composer (d. 1691)
37228April 1Birth1640 – Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1697)
37229April 1Birth1647 – John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet and courtier (d. 1680)
37230April 1Birth1697 – Antoine François Prévost, French author (d. 1763)

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