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April 22

2008 – The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service. 1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico. 1889 – At noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of ...

                                               

April 26

1945 – World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City and they fight against the ...

                                               

April 27

1805 – First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines Hymn. 1777 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and de ...

                                               

April 29

1991 – A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 miles per hour 249 km/h, killing at least 138.000 people and leaving as many as ten million homeless. 1834 – Charles Darwin during the second sur ...

                                               

April 4

April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 271 days remain until the end of the year. On the Roman calendar, this was known as the day before the nones of April Latin: Prid. Non. Apr.

                                               

April 5

1976 – In China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen Incident. 1946 – A Fleet Air Arm Vickers Wellington crashes into a residential area in Rabat, Malta during a training exercise, killing all 4 crew members and 16 civilians on the gr ...

                                               

April 7

1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp. 2001 – Mars Odyssey is launched. 611 – Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico. 1348 – Char ...

                                               

April Fool's Day (1986 film)

April Fools Day is a 1986 American mystery slasher film directed by Fred Walton, produced by Frank Mancuso, Jr., and starring Deborah Foreman, Amy Steel, Ken Olandt, Deborah Goodrich, Thomas F. Wilson, and Leah Pinsent. The plot follows a group o ...

                                               

April 1

April 1 is the 91st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 274 days remain until the end of the year. It is not only the first day of the second quarter of the year, but it is also the midway point of the first half of the year.

                                               

April 10

2016 – The Paravur temple accident in which a devastating fire caused by the explosion of firecrackers stored for Vishu, kills more than one hundred people out of the thousands gathered for seventh day of Bhadrakali worship. 1912 – RMS Titanic se ...

                                               

April 12

1981 – The first launch of a Space Shuttle Columbia takes place: The STS-1 mission. 1927 – Shanghai massacre of 1927: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front. 1807 – The Frob ...

                                               

April 13

1970 – An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo command and service module codenamed Odyssey while en route to the Moon. 2003 – A bus near the Vale of Tem ...

                                               

April 2

1986 – Alabama governor George Wallace, a former segregationist, best known for the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door", announces that he will not seek a fifth four-year term and will retire from public life upon the end of his term in January 1987. ...

                                               

April 20

1752 – Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War 1740–57. 1902 – Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride. 1865 – Astronomer Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope ...

                                               

April 23

1968 – Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university. 1348 – The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St. Georges Day. 166 ...

                                               

April 28

1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counterintelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia. 1967 – Vietnam War: Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses his induction into the United ...

                                               

April 3

1948 – In Jeju Province, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju uprising. 1946 – Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March. 19 ...

                                               

April 30

1557 – Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile. 1982 – The Bijon Setu massacre occurs in Calcutta, India. 1598 – Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Hug ...

                                               

April 6

1957 – Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines TAE and founds Olympic Airlines. 1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter. 1320 – The Scots reaffirm their independen ...

                                               

April 8

2006 – Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. 1950 – India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat–Nehru Pact. 1943 ...

                                               

April 9

1957 – The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping following the Suez Crisis. 2017 – After refusing to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight, Dr. David Dao Duy Anh is forcibly dragged off the flight by aviation sec ...

                                               

December 10

1861 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America accept a rival state governments pronouncement that declares Kentucky to be the 13th state of the Confederacy. 2016 – Two explosions outside a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, kill ...

                                               

December 11

1978 – The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time. 1997 – The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature. 2017 – New York City at ...

                                               

December 17

1812 – War of 1812: U.S. forces attack a Lenape village in the Battle of the Mississinewa. 1896 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias Schenley Park Casino, which was the first multi-purpose arena with the technology to create an artificial ice surface in N ...

                                               

December 18

2006 – United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections. 1916 – World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of staff Erich von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French, and suffer 337.000 casualties. 1878 – The Al-Thani ...

                                               

December 21

December 21 is the 355th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 10 days remain until the end of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21 is usually the shortest day of the year and is sometimes regarded as the first day of winter. In ...

                                               

December 26

1991 – The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War. 1861 – American Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James Murray Mason and John Slidell are freed by the Unit ...

                                               

December 3

1992 – A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the worlds first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague. 1994 – Taiwan held the first full local elections; James Soong elected as the first and onl ...

                                               

December 6

1912 – The Nefertiti Bust is discovered. 1933 – U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyces novel Ulysses is not obscene. 1745 – Charles Edward Stuarts army begins retreat during the second Jacobite Rising. 1917 – Finland declares ...

                                               

December 8

1987 – Cold War: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the White House. 1985 – The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, the regional intergovernm ...

                                               

December 9

2012 – A plane crash in Mexico kills seven people. 2017 – The Marriage Amendment Bill receives royal assent and comes into effect, making Australia the 26th country to legalize same-sex marriage. 1960 – The first episode of Coronation Street, the ...

                                               

December 1

1980 – Ecatepec, State of Mexico, Mexico, becomes a city. 1913 – The Buenos Aires Metro, the first underground railway system in the Southern Hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation. 1577 – Francis Walsingham is knighted. 1918 – Iceland ...

                                               

December 12

1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink U.S. gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze river in China. 1862 – American Civil War: USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River. 1935 – Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproducti ...

                                               

December 13

1642 – Abel Tasman is the first recorded European to sight New Zealand. 2007 – The Treaty of Lisbon is signed by members states of the European Union. 1867 – A Fenian bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London, killing six. 1818 – Cyril VI of Constanti ...

                                               

December 14

1896 – The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company. 1941 – World War II: Japan signs a treaty of alliance with Thailand. 1948 – Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann are granted a patent for their cathode ...

                                               

December 15

2013 – The South Sudanese Civil War begins when opposition leaders Dr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amum and Rebecca Nyandeng vote to boycott the meeting of the National Liberation Council at Nyakuron. 1973 – John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billi ...

                                               

December 16

1985 – Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New Yorks Gambino crime family. 1930 – Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a 200-strong posse, following a bo ...

                                               

December 19

1995 – The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native American tribe. 1941 – World War II: Adolf Hitler appoints himself as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres. 1929 – The Indian Nati ...

                                               

December 2

1942 – World War II: During the Manhattan Project, a team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. 1867 – At Tremont Temple in Boston, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading ...

                                               

December 20

1192 – Richard I of England is captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria on his way home to England after the Third Crusade. 1946 – The popular Christmas film Its a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City. 1832 – HMS Clio under th ...

                                               

December 23

583 – Maya queen Yohl Iknal is crowned ruler of Palenque. 1598 – Arauco War: Governor of Chile Martin Garcia Oñez de Loyola is killed in the Battle of Curalaba by Mapuches led by Pelantaru. 1893 – The opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdi ...

                                               

December 24

1737 – The Marathas defeat the combined forces of the Mughal Empire, Rajputs of Jaipur, Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab of Awadh and Nawab of Bengal in the Battle of Bhopal. 1968 – Apollo program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, ...

                                               

December 25

1553 – Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia. 2003 – The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express spacecraft on December 19, stops tr ...

                                               

December 27

2004 – Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet. 1831 – Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will be ...

                                               

December 28

1943 – Soviet authorities launch Operation Ulussy, beginning the deportation of the Kalmyk nation to Siberia and Central Asia. 1895 – The Lumiere brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines. 1948 ...

                                               

December 29

875 – Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor Charles II. 1851 – The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts. 2013 – A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city o ...

                                               

December 30

1944 – King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant. 1935 – The Italian Air Force bombs a Swedish Red Cross hospital during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. 2004 – A fire in the Republica Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Ai ...

                                               

December 4

1906 – Alpha Phi Alpha the first black intercollegiate Greek lettered fraternity was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. 1965 – Launch of Gemini 7 with crew members Frank Borman and Jim Lovell. The Gemini 7 spacecraft was the passi ...

                                               

December 5

1955 – E. D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 1966 – The musical I Do! I Do!, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston opens at the 46th Street Theatre, in New York City, and closes on June 15, 1968, after 560 performances. 19 ...

                                               

December 7

1972 – Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth. 1904 – Comparative fuel trials begin between warships HMS Spiteful and HMS Peterel: Spiteful was the firs ...

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