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History: The version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Dark Ages: Knight time.
Historian: A prophet looking backwards.
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
In which period of history did nerds rule the world?




April 2018


This Day In History  
April 1: April Fools Day; Tatting DayApril 1, 1873: (b) RachmaninoffApril 1, 1826: Internal Combustion EngineApril 2: Juno AwardsApril 2: World Autism DayApril 2, 1982: Argentina Invades FalklandsApril 2, 1902: 1st Motion Picture TheatreApril 2, 1889: Aluminium PatentApril 3, 1973: 1st Mobile Phone CallApril 3, 1902: Tarmac Road Surfacing PatentApril 3, 1860: 1st Pony Express Mail ServiceApril 4, 1975: Microsoft FoundedApril 4, 1986: Martin Luther King Jr. AssassinatedApril 4, 1958: 1st Use of CND Peace SymbolApril 4, 1859: Dixie DebutApril 4, 1818: U.S. FlagApril 5: Lady Luck DayApril 5, 1971: 1st Woman To Reach North PoleApril 5, 1827: (b) Joseph ListerApril 6: Sorry Charlie DayApril 6, 1909: 1st to Reach North PoleApril 6, 1896: 1st Modern Olympic Games in AthensApril 7: World Health Day; Walk To Work Day; Metric System Day; No Housework DayApril 7, 1980: Wind Energy PatentApril 7, 1959: 1st Radar Echo Bounced Off SunApril 7, 1770: (b) William WordsworthApril 8, 1911: 1st Squash TournamentApril 8, 1879: 1st Time Milk Sold in Glass BottlesApril 8, 1766: 1st Fire Escape PatentedApril 9: Palm SundayApril 9, 1959: 1st U.S. Astronauts AnnouncedApril 9, 1917: Vimy RidgeApril 9, 1914: 1st Full Colour Film ShownApril 9, 1865: U.S. Civil War EndedApril 9, 1667: 1st Public Art ExhibitionApril 10: Siblings DayApril 10, 1930: 1st Synthetic RubberApril 10, 1866: ASPCA CharterApril 10, 1849: Safety Pin PatentApril 11: Full Pink MoonApril 11: 1st Day of PassoverApril 11, 1970: Apollo 13April 11, 1939: Pentothal (Truth Serum) PatentApril 12, 1961: Gagarin - 1st Man in SpaceApril 12, 1861: U.S. Civil War BeginsApril 13: Maundy ThursdayApril 13, 1919: Amritsar MassacreApril 13, 1743: (b) Thomas JeffersonApril 13, 1742: Handel’s Messiah 1st PerformedApril 14: Good FridayApril 14, 1983: 1st Cordless PhoneApril 14, 1956: 1st VideotapeApril 14, 1935: Black SundayApril 14, 1874: 1st LoudspeakerApril 14, 1865: Lincoln AssassinatedApril 15: Taxgiving Day; Rubber Eraser DayApril 15, 1912: Titanic SinkingApril 15, 1643: 1st Income Tax in AmericaApril 15, 1452: (b) Leonardo da VinciApril 16: EasterApril 16: Orthodox EasterApril 16: EasterApril 16: Stress Awareness DayApril 16: Emancipation Day (U.S.)April 16, 1912: 1st Woman to Fly Across English ChannelApril 16, 1889: (b) Charlie ChaplinApril 17: Patriot’s DayApril 17: Dyngus DayApril 17: Dyngus Day (Poland)April 17: Blah Blah DayApril 17: Sierpinski DayApril 17: Nosy Neighbour Appreciation DayApril 17, 1909: Catalytic Converter PatentApril 18, 1934: 1st LaundromatApril 18, 1906: Earthquake and Great Fire in San FranciscoApril 18, 1775: Paul Revere’s RideApril 19: Cow Chip DayApril 19, 1993: Branch Davidian MassacreApril 19, 1951: 1st Miss World ContestApril 19, 1897: 1st Boston MarathonApril 19, 1775: Revolutionary WarApril 20, 1657: Battle of Santa CruzApril 20, 1770: Captain Cook Arrives in New South WalesApril 21: Blackjack DayApril 21, 1918: Red Baron Shot DownApril 21, 1836: Battle of San JacintoApril 21, 1509: Coronation of Henry VIIIApril 21, 753 BC: Rome FoundedApril 22: Desmond Day; Earth Day; Jelly Bean DayApril 22, 1889: Oklahoma Land RushApril 22, 1838: 1st Steamship to Cross AtlanticApril 22, 1823: Roller Skate PatentApril 22, 1500: Brazil DiscoveredApril 23: Low SundayApril 23: St. George’s DayApril 23, 1891: (b) ProkofievApril 23, 1867: Zoetrope PatentApril 23, 1564: (b) ShakespeareApril 24, 1922: 1st use of Forensic EvidenceApril 24, 1792: 1st Farmer’s AlmanacApril 25: Anzac DayApril 25: Astronomy DayApril 25, 1963: Kevlar PatentApril 25, 1953: DNA IdentifiedApril 25, 1938: 1st Use of Seeing-Eye DogApril 25, 1874: (b) Marconi

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