Today in History, English
Today in History, English

37651April 1Death2014 – Jacques Le Goff, French historian and author (b. 1924)
37652April 1Death2014 – Andrew Joseph McDonald, American bishop (b. 1923)
37653April 1Death2014 – Bill Mitchell, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)
37654April 1Death2014 – Rolf Rendtorff, German theologian and academic (b. 1925)
37655April 1Death2015 – John Paul Hammerschmidt, American soldier and politician (b. 1922)
37656April 1Death2015 – Eddie LeBaron, American football player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1930)
37657April 1Death2015 – Cynthia Lennon, English author (b. 1939)
37658April 1Death2015 – Misao Okawa, Japanese super-centenarian (b. 1898)
37659April 1Death2015 – Nicolae Rainea, Romanian footballer and referee (b. 1933)
37660April 1Holiday and observanceApril Fools' Day or All Fools' Day
37661April 1Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Cellach of ArmaghHugh of GrenobleFrederick Denison Maurice (Episcopal Church (USA))Melito of SardisNuno Álvares PereiraTewdrigTheodoraWalric, abbot of LeuconayApril 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
37662April 1Holiday and observanceCivil Service Day (Thailand)
37663April 1Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Sizdah Be-dar can fall, while April 2 is the latest celebrated on the 13th day after vernal equinox. (Iran)
37664April 1Holiday and observanceEdible Book Day
37665April 1Holiday and observanceFossil Fools Day
37666April 1Holiday and observanceKha b-Nisan, the Assyrian New Year (Assyrians)
37667April 1Holiday and observanceIslamic Republic Day (Iran)
37668April 1Holiday and observanceOdisha Day (Odisha, India)
37669April 1Holiday and observanceThe Capture of Brielle, marked a turning point in the uprising of the Low Countries against Spain in the Eighty Years' War. (Brielle)
37670April 1Holiday and observanceVeneralia, in honor of Venus. (Roman Empire)
37671April 2Event1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida.
37672April 2Event1755 – Commodore William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
37673April 2Event1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
37674April 2Event1800 – Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.
37675April 2Event1801 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen: The British capture the Danish fleet.
37676April 2Event1851 – Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.
37677April 2Event1863 – Richmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia, and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies.
37678April 2Event1865 – American Civil War: At the Third Battle of Petersburg Virginia, the Siege of Petersburg is broken by Union Army troops capturing trenches and breaking Confederate States Army lines, forcing the Confederates under General Robert E. Lee to retreat in
37679April 2Event1865 – American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
37680April 2Event1885 – Cree warriors attack the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing nine.

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