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April 1st, 2006 (April 01 2006)EventThe Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the British FBI , is created in the United Kingdom.
April 1st, 2004 (April 01 2004)EventGoogle introduces its Gmail product to the public. The launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date.
April 1st, 2002 (April 01 2002)EventThe Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.
April 1st, 2001 (April 01 2001)EventAn EP-3E United States Navy plane collides with a Chinese People s Liberation Army fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, People s Republic of China and is detainedied in See Hainan Island incident.
April 1st, 2001 (April 01 2001)EventFormer president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
April 1st, 2001 (April 01 2001)EventSame-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, which is the first country to allow it.
April 1st, 1999 (April 01 1999)EventNunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
April 1st, 1996 (April 01 1996)EventThe Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.
April 1st, 1989 (April 01 1989)EventMargaret Thatcher s new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the poll tax ), is introduced in Scotland.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
April 1st, 1981 (April 01 1981)EventDaylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.
April 1st, 1980 (April 01 1980)EventNew York City s Transit Worker Union 100 begins a strike lasting 11 days.
April 1st, 1979 (April 01 1979)EventIran s government becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
April 1st, 1978 (April 01 1978)EventPhilippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
April 1st, 1976 (April 01 1976)EventApple Computer is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.Steve Wozniak Quotes
April 1st, 1976 (April 01 1976)EventConrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
April 1st, 1976 (April 01 1976)EventJovian-Plutonian gravitational effect is first reported by the astronomer Patrick Moore.
April 1st, 1974 (April 01 1974)EventIn the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
April 1st, 1973 (April 01 1973)EventProject Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India.
April 1st, 1970 (April 01 1970)EventPresident Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States starting on January 1, 1971.
April 1st, 1969 (April 01 1969)EventThe Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the RAF.
April 1st, 1967 (April 01 1967)EventThe United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
April 1st, 1955 (April 01 1955)EventThe EOKA rebellion against The Brtish Empire starts in Cyprus, with the goal of obtaining the desired unification ("enosis") with Greece.
April 1st, 1954 (April 01 1954)EventPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
April 1st, 1949 (April 01 1949)EventChinese Civil War: Communist Party of China holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
April 1st, 1949 (April 01 1949)EventThe twenty-six counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.
April 1st, 1948 (April 01 1948)EventCold War: Berlin AirliftMilitary forces, under direction of the Soviet-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.
April 1st, 1948 (April 01 1948)EventFaroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
April 1st, 1946 (April 01 1946)EventAleutian Island earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159 (mostly in Hilo, Hawaii).
April 1st, 1946 (April 01 1946)EventFormation of the Malayan Union.
April 1st, 1945 (April 01 1945)EventWorld War II: Operation IcebergUnited States troops land on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war.
April 1st, 1944 (April 01 1944)EventAccidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen. The bombers were lost.
April 1st, 1941 (April 01 1941)EventThe Blockade Runner Badge for German navy is instituted.
April 1st, 1939 (April 01 1939)EventGeneralisimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrender.
April 1st, 1937 (April 01 1937)EventAden becomes a British crown colony.
April 1st, 1936 (April 01 1936)EventOrissa Formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal became a state in India.
April 1st, 1933 (April 01 1933)EventThe recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in the series of anti-Semitic acts that will gradually, yet ultimately lead to the Holocaust.Julius Streicher Quotes
April 1st, 1924 (April 01 1924)EventAdolf 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 the book Mein Kampf.Adolf Hitler Quotes
April 1st, 1924 (April 01 1924)EventFirst revenue flight for Belgium s Sabena Airlines
April 1st, 1924 (April 01 1924)EventThe Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
April 1st, 1918 (April 01 1918)EventThe Royal Air Force is created by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
April 1st, 1912 (April 01 1912)EventThe Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 meters.
April 1st, 1891 (April 01 1891)EventThe Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
April 1st, 1873 (April 01 1873)EventThe British steamer SS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
April 1st, 1867 (April 01 1867)EventSingapore becomes a British crown colony.
April 1st, 1865 (April 01 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Five ForksIn Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
April 1st, 1857 (April 01 1857)EventHerman Melville publishes The Confidence-Man.Herman Melville Quotes
April 1st, 1854 (April 01 1854)EventHard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, Household Words.Charles Dickens Quotes
April 1st, 1826 (April 01 1826)EventSamuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.
April 1st, 1789 (April 01 1789)EventIn New York City, the United States House of Representatives holds its first quorum and elects Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first House Speaker.
April 1st, 1572 (April 01 1572)EventIn the Eighty Years War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
April 1st, 1340 (April 01 1340)EventNiels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
April 1st, 1318 (April 01 1318)EventBerwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.
April 1st, 0527 (April 01 0527)EventByzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.

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