Historical Events on 4th April

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1081 - Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne
1460 - University of Basle in Swizerland forms
1541 - Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits
1552 - Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
1558 - Czar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders
1581 - Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford
1588 - Christian IV succeeds Frederik II as king of Denmark
1655 - Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
1655 - The miraculous statue entitled the Infant of Prague is solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach.
1660 - English king Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)
1686 - English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1687 - King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in English churches
1716 - Russian & Prussian troops occupy Wismar
1737 - Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor
1814 - Napoleon abdicates for the first time in favour of his son.
1818 - Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars
1828 - Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
1832 - Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro
1850 - City of Los Angeles incorporated
1859 - Opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1859 - Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
1862 - Battle of Yorktown (US Civil War) begins
1862 - US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War
1864 - Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas
1865 - Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse
1866 - Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
1870 - Golden Gate Park forms by City Order #800
1887 - Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor (Argonia, KS)
1896 - Announcement of Gold in Yukon
1899 - South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
1900 - Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war
1900 - British garrison of Reddersberg surrenders to Boer general De Wet
1902 - Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million
1905 - Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000
1911 - Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP
1912 - Army fires on striking mine workers at Lena-gold fields Siberia
1912 - Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet
1913 - The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
1914 - "Perils of Pauline" shown for 1st time in LA
1916 - US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1917 - Lenin issues his April Theses calling for Soviets to take power
1918 - Battle of Somme ends
1918 - Food riot in Amsterdam
1920 - Arabs attack Jews in Jerusalem
1921 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1922 - WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls
1926 - Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president
1929 - "New Moon" musical opens in London
1929 - 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
1930 - Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
1930 - Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
1930 - The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1932 - George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC
1932 - Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, Univ of Pittsburgh
1933 - US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
1937 - 4th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283
1938 - 5th Golf Masters Championship: Henry Picard wins, shooting a 285
1939 - Faisal II ascends to throne of Iraq
1940 - R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher" premieres in NYC
1941 - German troops conquer Banghazi
1944 - British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Golfer Byron NelsonGolfer Byron Nelson 1944 - De Gaulle forms new regime in exile, with communists
1944 - Allied Bucharest bombings targeting railroads kills 5,000
1945 - Hungary liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
1945 - US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany
1945 - US tanks/infantry conquer Bielefeld
1947 - Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect
1947 - Largest group of sunspots on record
1947 - UN's International Civil Aviation Organization forms
1948 - 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie
Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack 1949 - Israel & Jordan sign armistice agreement
1949 - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed (Wash DC)
1949 - WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950 - Dirk Stikker becomes chairman of OES
1951 - Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires
1953 - KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
1955 - British government signs military treaty with Iraq
1956 - Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden" premieres in London
1957 - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris
1958 - 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
1958 - Eugene Ionesco's "Tueur sans Gages" premieres in Darmstadt
1958 - The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
1959 - Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
Actor Charlton HestonActor Charlton Heston 1960 - 32nd Academy Awards - "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win
1960 - Oscar awarded to Neth director Bert Haanstra
1960 - Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center
1960 - Senegal declares independence from France
1964 - "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
1964 - Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
1965 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Baton Rouge Golf Invitational
1965 - The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.
1966 - Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland
1966 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 - Amsterdam Marines chase out "nozems" of Central Station
1967 - Dutch De Young government forms
1967 - Marines chase "Nozems" out of Amsterdam Central Station
1968 - "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 perfs
1968 - Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
1969 - Denton Cooley gets 1st temporary artificial heart
1970 - Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson
1971 - "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances
1971 - Marine clay under houses liquefies in St-Jean-Vianney, Quebec, 31 die
1972 - 1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating
1974 - Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th
1975 - 130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1975 - Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
1975 - USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155
1975 - Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
1976 - 5th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Judy Rankin
1976 - Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
1979 - Ex-President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Microsoft Founder Bill GatesMicrosoft Founder Bill Gates 1981 - Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
1982 - 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
1983 - 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC State beats Houston 54-52
1983 - 6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched
1984 - Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London
1984 - Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary
1985 - Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal
1986 - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1987 - Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
1988 - 50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79
1988 - Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to cover the quarter mile in under 5 seconds
1988 - Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)
1988 - Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV
1988 - Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs
1989 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle
1989 - NY Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yanks beat Twins on opening day 4-2
1990 - "Marshall Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV
Singer Gloria EstefanSinger Gloria Estefan 1990 - Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident
1990 - Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody
1991 - "Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances
1991 - Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
1992 - Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad
1992 - Jury deliberations begin in Noriega case
1992 - Sali Berisha becomes president/Alexander Meksi premier of Albania
1993 - 12th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas Tech beats OH State 84-82
1993 - 5th Seniors Golf Tradition: Tom Shaw
1993 - Trish Johnson wins Las Vegas LPGA at Canyon Gate Golf Tournament
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 1993 - Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna
1994 - 1st game played at Jacobs Field, Indians beat Mariners 4-3 in 11 inn
1994 - 56th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ark Razorbacks beats Duke 76-72
1994 - Cubs Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes, hit 3 HRs in 1993 hits 3 HRs on opening
1994 - KLM Saab 340B crashes at Schiphol, 3 killed
1994 - LA Dodger Darryl Strawberry begins substance abuse treatment
1994 - Largest Opening Day crowd at Yankee Stadium, 56,706
1994 - Netscape Communications founded as Mosaic Communications
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1994 - Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery
1994 - Day vs Mets starter Dwight Gooden
1996 - "Inherit the Wind" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 45 performances
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Austin TX on KJFK 98.9 FM
1997 - Anaheim Ducks clinch their 1st-ever playoff berth
1997 - Braves officially open Turner Field against Cubs
1997 - DMSP Titan 2 launched
1997 - STS 83 (Columbia 22), launches
1998 - NFL Europe (Formerly WLAF), kicks off season
2002 - The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
2007 - 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.
2008 - The raid on the FLDS owned ranch called the YFZ Ranch in Texas, 401 children were taken into custody. 133 woman were taken into state custody also, the total number of woman and children is 534.
2012 - German Nobel Laureat, Gunter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran
2012 - Somalia's National Theatre is struck by a suicide bomber killing ten people including the presidents of the Somali Olympic Committee and Football Federation
2012 - Boris Tadić, President of Serbia, resigns
2013 - 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India
2013 - 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India
2013 - Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka

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