April 1 in History
What happened on April 1 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 1 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 1 in history.?>
The United States transfers control of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.
The U.S. Army charges Captain Ernest Medina for his role in the My Lai massacre.
The U.S. Army launches Operation Pegasus, the reopening of a land route to the besieged Khe Sanh Marine base.
The U.S. Air Force Academy is founded in Colorado.
United Nations forces again move northward across the 38th Parallel in Korea.
The Berlin Airlift begins, relieving the surrounded city from the Soviet siege.
A miner’s strike in the U.S. idles 400,000 workers.
U.S. forces launch invasion of Okinawa.
The U.S. Navy begins a partial convoy system in the Atlantic.
The Spanish Civil War effectively ends with the official recognition of Franco’s government.
The yo-yo is introduced in the United States by Louie Marx.
China’s Chiang Kai-shek begins attacks on communists.
Adolf Hitler sentenced to five years in prison for the “Beer Hall Putsch.”
Germany’s Workers Party changes its name to the Nationalist Socialist German Worker’s Party (Nazis).
England’s Royal Air Force is formed.
Berlin and Paris are linked by telephone.
The Hampton Institute is founded in Hampton, Va.
At the Battle of Five Forks, Gen. Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the United States.
Oliver Pollock, creates the dollar sign.
The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck land in Holland and capture the small town of Briel.