Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (Week 17)

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.

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1982
The United States transfers control of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.
1970
The U.S. Army charges Captain Ernest Medina for his role in the My Lai massacre.
1968
The U.S. Army launches Operation Pegasus, the reopening of a land route to the besieged Khe Sanh Marine base.
1954
The U.S. Air Force Academy is founded in Colorado.
1951
United Nations forces again move northward across the 38th Parallel in Korea.
1948
The Berlin Airlift begins, relieving the surrounded city from the Soviet siege.
1946
A miner’s strike in the U.S. idles 400,000 workers.
1945
U.S. forces launch invasion of Okinawa.
1942
The U.S. Navy begins a partial convoy system in the Atlantic.
1939
The Spanish Civil War effectively ends with the official recognition of Franco’s government.
1929
The yo-yo is introduced in the United States by Louie Marx.
1928
China’s Chiang Kai-shek begins attacks on communists.
1924
Adolf Hitler sentenced to five years in prison for the “Beer Hall Putsch.”
1920
Germany’s Workers Party changes its name to the Nationalist Socialist German Worker’s Party (Nazis).
1918
England’s Royal Air Force is formed.
1905
Berlin and Paris are linked by telephone.
1868
The Hampton Institute is founded in Hampton, Va.
1865
At the Battle of Five Forks, Gen. Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
1863
The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the United States.
1778
Oliver Pollock, creates the dollar sign.
1572
The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck land in Holland and capture the small town of Briel.