April This Day In History

Important News Stories From Each Day In April This Day In History together with the year

April 1st :
1918 Royal Air force is Founded
1946 Hawaii Earthquake and Tsunami
1970 Cigarette Advertising Banned in US
1999 Eleven countries in the European Union adopted the Euro as a common currency
2003 Jessica Lynch is rescued in Iraq

April 2nd :
1916 - 1918 World War I Battle Of The Somme
1932 Charles Lindbergh, whose son was kidnapped paid $50,000 ransom
1972 Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States
1977 Red Rum the diminutive horse with the heart of a champion wins the English Grand National for a record third time
1980 Windfall Act on Oil Industries High Profits
1982 Argentina invades Falklands Islands
1992 Mob boss John Gotti often referred to as "The Teflon Don" Convicted for first time
2005 Pope John Paul II Dies
2009 G20 Summit Over Global Financial Problems

April 3rd :
1860 Pony Express Service Starts
1974 148 tornadoes hit North America from Georgia to Canada within 16 hours
1994 Civil War breaks out in Rwanda
2010 Apple Releases Ipad

April 4th :
1906 Mount Vesuvius erupts
1949 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is established
1964 The Beatles hold an unprecedented record of twelve positions on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart
1968 Martin Luther King Jr. Murdered
1973 New York's World Trade Center Completed
2006 Saddam Hussein Charged With Genocide

April 5th :
1933 President Franklin Roosevelt signs "United States Executive Order 6102" Gold Compulsorily Purchased
1968 Race Riots Follow Assassination of Martin Luther King
1969 One of the greatest co-ordinated demonstrations in modern times starts on this weekend against US involvement in Vietnam with demonstrations in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and other major cities.
1976 American billionaire Howard Hughes dies at the age of 70.
1987 Fox Broadcasting Co. made its prime-time TV debut
1994 Kurt Cobain lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Nirvana commits suicide
2010 Explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, Raleigh County, West Virginia



April 6th :
1896 Modern Olympics Games Reborn
1917 America enters World War I
1941 Germany invades Yugoslavia

April 7th :
1933 On April 7th 1933 beer goes on sale again in 19 of the 48 states and the District of Columbia .
1948 The World Health Organization (WHO) established
1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein debut their hit musical "South Pacific" on Broadway

April 8th :
1904 Long Acre Square in Manhattan, New York, was renamed Times Square
1958 10,000 protesters arrive in Trafalgar Square, London as part of the CND / Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
1974 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run
1992 The satirical British magazine Punch publishes it's final issue

April 9th :
1865 Robert E. Lee surrenders
1940 Germany invades Norway and Denmark
1942 Philippines Surrender To Japanese
1942 The Japanese forced 75,000 captured American and Filipino soldiers on the Bataan Death March.
1959 America's First Astronauts Introduced

April 10th :
1925 "The Great Gatsby" F. Scott Fitzgerald, is published
1970 Beatles Break Up
1971 US table tennis team begins a week long visit to the People's Republic of China ( Ping Pong Diplomacy )

April 11th :
1957 Singapore gains self rule from the British
1965 The Palm Sunday Tornadoes strike Indiana and the surrounding states
1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968
1981 Brixton Riots London, England

April 12th :
1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes the President of The United States
1954 Bill Haley and the Comets, record "Rock Around the Clock"
1961 Yuri Gagarin Becomes First Man in Space
1981 First Space Shuttle Columbia Launched
1992 Euro Disney opened in Marne-La-Vallee, Paris, France
2001 Cincinnati Riots

April 13th :
1970 Apollo 13 Explosion
1997 Tiger Woods at 21 years old became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters Tournament
1999 Jack Kervorkian ( Assisted Suicide Practitioner) was sentenced in Pontiac, Mich., to 10 to 25 years in prison

April 14th :
1865 President Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth
1912 Titanic stikes an iceburg and sinks on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York
1935 Twenty of the worst "Black Blizzards" that occurred throughout the Dust Bowl years happen on a single day often referred to as "Black Sunday"

April 15th :
1945 British troops liberate the German Bergen / Belsen Concentration camp
1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Sheffield, England
2010 Volcanic ash grounds European flights




April 16th :
1953 The Queen launches the Royal Yacht Britannia
1974 Israeli and Syrian troops continue fighting along the Golan Heights
2007 Killing spree at Virginia Tech

April 17th :
1961 1,500 Cuban exiles supported by the US government invade the Bay of Pigs
1964 The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World's Fair

April 18th :
1906 Earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, shook the town of San Francisco
1923 first baseball game is played at Yankee Stadium in New York City
1956 Grace Kelly Marries Prince Rainier of Monaco
1983 Car Bomb US Embassy Lebanon
2003 Scott Peterson Arrested

April 19th :
1897 The Worlds oldest annual marathon run in Boston, Massachusetts, United States races for the first time.
1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
1993 Waco Cult Assault
1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Bombing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

April 20th :
1972 Antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000 demonstrators in cities across America
1999 Columbine High School Shooting
2010 Deepwater Horizon explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

April 21st :
1955 Fleet Street Newspaper Worker Strike
1989 Student Protest Tiananmen Square

April 22nd :
1889 Oklahoma Land Rush
1970 Earth Day was observed for the first time

April 23rd :
1932 The New Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens in Shakespears's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon
1968 Decimal coins introduced in UK as part of decimalisation
1979 Oil Company Windfall Profits Tax
1984 Singer Marvin Gaye Shot by his father
1985 The Coca-Cola Company announced it has changed its formula for Coke and will known as New Coke
2003 US troops rescue Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch from a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq

April 24th :
1954 Mau Mau Rebels Rounded Up By British Troops in Kenya
1968 Student Occupation Columbia University
1980 US Embassy Hostage Crisis in Iran Rescue Attempt Failure
1990 Space Shuttle Discovery launched the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit

April 25th :
1956 Elvis Presley has his first number one hit with "Heartbreak Hotel"
1953 Two Cambridge University scientists "James D Watson and Francis Crick" publish an article in Nature Magazine explaining the structure of DNA
1955 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened to ocean vessels seeking passage from Montreal to ports in the USA on the Great Lakes .
1956 Elvis Presley has his first number one on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart with "Heartbreak Hotel"
2003 The Human Genome Project to determine the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA of the human genome consisting of 20,000-25,000 genes started in 1990 is published.

April 26th :
1927 The Mississippi makes over 150,000 homeless
1986 An explosion and fire at the No. 4 reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine resulted in a nuclear meltdown
2009 The U.S. declares a public health emergency ( Swine Flu )

April 27th :
1953 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450: Hiring and Firing rules for Government Employment. Homosexuality, moral perversion, and communism were categorized as national security threats
1994 Nelson Mandela voted as South Africa President

April 28th :
1947 Kon-Tiki Expedition Starts
2004 Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse Scandal breaks on CBS' "60 Minutes II."

April 29th :
1922 Lower Louisiana Floods
1945 Dachau concentration camp was liberated
1970 US Troops Invade Cambodia

April 30th :
1952 Diary of Anne Frank Published
1789 George Washington Inaugurated as the First President of the United States
1939 New York World's Fair
1945 Hitler Commits Suicide
1975 South Vietnam Surrenders
1980 Terrorist group takes Iran embassy hostages in London
These are only a few of the stories included this day in history pages for each day in April ,

April This Day In History

Videos from This Day In History with a brief description together with this day in history date in April where the video can be found.
1st April : April Fools Joke about growing spaghetti crops in Switzerland 1957
2nd April : Argentina invades Falklands 1982
3rd April : Museum featuring information about the Pony Express beginnings in 1860
3rd April : Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "mountaintop" speech 1968
4th April : News announcement on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 1968
4th April : Glen Miller Records "Moonlight Serenade." 1939
4th April : Aldermaston Peace March 1958
5th April : 1st Simpsons Episode from Tracey Ullman Show 1987
6th April : Rwanda massacres 1994
7th April : There Is Nothing Like A Dame From South Pacific Movie
7th April : Olympic Torch Relay Protests 2008
8th April : The Clash Live Concert 1977
8th April : Twin Peaks 1990
9th April : How Nuclear Power Works
9th April : Mae West 1933
10th April : Clip from Forrest Gump Movie about China & Ping Pong Diplomacy 1971
11th April : Korea War Footage 1951
12th April : Bill Haley and The Comets "Rock Around the Clock" 1954 / 1956
12th April : Yuri gagarin 1st human flight into space 1961
12th April : First Space Shuttle Columbia Launched 1981
13th April : Jack Kervorkian 1999
13th April : Apollo 13 Trailer
13th April : Tornado Iowa City 2006
14th April : Titanic
14th April : Dust Bowl Storms 1935
15th April : Information Piece on Malta Given The George Cross in 1942
16th April : Virginia Tech Shooting 2007
16th April : Rolling Stones 1964
17th April : Ford Mustang Commercial from 1968
18th April : Gene Autry 1939
18th April : Grace Kelly Marries Prince Rainier 1956
19th April : Documentary For Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943
19th April : Waco Cult Assault 1993
19th April : Oklahoma Bombing 1995
20th April : Columbine High School Shooting 1999
22nd April : The New York Worlds Fair Transport exhibits 1964
22nd April : Elian Gonzalez seize by Federal authorities 2000
22nd April : Oklahoma Land Rush 1889
23rd April : New Coke 1985
23rd April : UK Decimalisation Coins Introduced 1968
24th April : Iranian Hostage Crisis and the release of hostages in 1980
24th April : Hubble 1990
25th April : DNA The "Secret Of Life"
25th April : Elvis Presley "Heartbreak Hotel" 1956
26th April : Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster 20 years later 1986
27th April : A school project showing photos from the Great Depression 1938
27th April : White Christmas 1954
28th April : Thor Heyerdahl video from the Kon-Tiki Expedition in 1947
28th April : Colossal Squid 2008
28th April : Pennsylvania 6-5000
29th April : Video and music from the Los Angeles Riots 1992
30th April : Video about the Diary Of Anne Frank Published in 1952
We have tried to include one video on each this day in history for April , we try to relate the videos to the specific news item in some way , I hope you enjoy the addition of related videos to this day in history.

1 The Worst disaster in Shipping History happened when the Titanic sailed from Southampton on a voyage to New York and was sunk when it hit an Iceberg in the Atlantic
2 After many years of fighting in Northern Ireland the historic Peace Accord was signed which bought peace to the country after many years of violence
3 Argentina invaded the Falklands Isles and a short but deadly war followed before England recaptured the Islands
4 During the great depression of the 30's many US States run out of money to provide relief to the thousands of people who were thrown out of work , and it was some time before the federal government provided the funding for people to eat and survive
5 The Watergate Scandal was gathering pace as many realized it went to the very seat of government and the United States President Nixon

Major Holidays In April

April Fool's Day April 1st
Earth Day April 22nd
Easter A Sunday between April 4th and May 8th