2021 April

April 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 1

Happy April Fool’s Day! What pranks or jokes have you got planned today? April 1st celebrates Fun Day and One Cent Day.

Today is the 91st day of the year, and there are 274 days left of the year.

People who were born on April Fool’s Day share the Aries zodiac sign.

Well here we’ve gathered the most and least important facts that happened on this day in history!

Did you know that on this day in 1976, Apple was launched? Now the largest publicly traded company in the US, the company had its humble beginnings in Steve Jobs’ garage.

Keep reading for more facts about April 1st in history!

What Happened On April 1 In History?

2020

Shenzhen, China became the first Chinese city to ban the eating of cats and dogs.

This decision was geared by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2005

NASA celebrated April Fool’s Day by telling the world water had found on Mars.

2001

The Netherlands celebrated being the first country in the world to allow same-sex marriage.

OTD in 2001: The Netherlands celebrated being the first country in the world to allow same-sex marriage.
1999

Canada formed the territory of Nunavut to recognize the traditional lands of their native Inuit people.

1984

Marvin Gaye died after his father shot him twice in Los Angeles.

The event happened when he tried to break up an argument between his parents. Medics announced his death upon their arrival.
1976

Apple was launched from the home of Steve Jobs and with the help of Steve Wozniak.

Their first personal computers were personally assembled and went on sale in July 1976.
1934

Bonnie and Clyde shot two highway patrolmen outside Grapevine, Texas.

OTD in 1934: Bonnie and Clyde shot two highway patrolmen outside Grapevine
Both patrolmen were quite young and helped turn public sentiment against the infamous criminal duo.
Source FBI
1872

The first edition of The Standard was published in London.

1867

Great Britain claimed The Straits Settlements: Singapore, Penang, and Malacca as crown colonies.

The Settlements became answerable directly to the Colonial Office in London instead of the government of British India, based in Calcutta.
1748

The lost Roman city of Pompeii was rediscovered by a Spanish engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.