Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Shenzhen became the first Chinese city to ban eating cats and dogs.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan began.
NASA celebrated April Fool's Day by telling the world that they found water on Mars.
The Netherlands became the first country in the world to allow same-sex marriage.
Canada formed the territory of Nunavut to recognize the traditional lands of their native Inuit people.
Marvin Gaye died after his father shot him twice in Los Angeles.
Apple was launched from the home of Steve Jobs and with the help of Steve Wozniak.
The TIROS satellite transmitted the first-ever TV picture from space.
The US Air Force accidentally bombed the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
Bonnie and Clyde shot two highway patrolmen outside Grapevine, Texas.
The Royal Canadian Air Force was formed out of the Canadian Air Force.
The first edition of The Standard was published in London.
Great Britain claimed The Straits Settlements as crown colonies: Singapore, Penang, and Malacca.
The lost Roman city of Pompeii was rediscovered by a Spanish engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.
The Bolivian city of Potosí was founded after vast deposits of silver were discovered in the mountains nearby.
Jesus Christ's Last Supper was held.