Today in History April 1: What Happened on This Date?

  • 1946 400,000 US mine workers strike
  • 1946 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
  • 1946 Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)
  • 1946 The Malayan Union is formed as a federation of the Malay states and the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca

Today in History April 1: What Happened on This Date?

  • 1947 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
  • 1947 Shin Takarajima (New Treasure Island) by Osamu Tezuka published, first manga cartoon in tankōbon form
  • 1948 Fast bowler Hines Johnson has match figures of 10-96 on debut in West Indies 4th cricket Test win v England in Kingston, Jamaica; first fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a single Test for West Indies
  • 1948 Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark
  • 1952 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
  • 1952 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1953 J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea
  • 1953 KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 West Indian cricket batsmen Frank Worrell (237), Clyde Walcott (118) and Everton Weekes (109) all make centuries in 1st innings of drawn 5th Test v India in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1954 US Air Force Academy established
  • 1954 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
  • 1954 1st US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
  • 1954 Earthquake/tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
  • 1954 WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army
  • 1971 US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
  • 1971 United Kingdom lifts all restrictions on gold ownership
  • 1972 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • 1972 MLB players stage first ever collective strike; play resumes (13/4/72) when owners and players agree to $500,000 increase in pension fund payments
  • 1973 Japan allows its citizens to own gold
  • 1973 John Lennon and Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
  • 1973 OPEC increases price of petroleum by 5.7 percent
  • 1973 Boston Celtics captain John Havlicek scores career high 54 points in 134-109 rout of Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of 1st round Eastern Conference playoffs; hits NBA playoff record 24-of-36 field-goal attempts

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