On This Day: April 01st

This is 92nd day of the year and 274 days remain in the year.

in history
Oliver Pollack created the dollar sign: $.
Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Nazi persecution of Jews began in Germany with a boycott of Jewish businesses.
American forces landed on Okinawa during World War II.
Tiros I, the world's first meteorological satellite, was launched.
The first U.S. weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
The daytime soap opera General Hospital first aired on ABC-TV.
President Nixon signed a bill into law banning cigarette ads from radio and television.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer.
Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed Iran to be an Islamic Republic.
Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic arrested on corruption charges.
Pvt. Jessica Lynch was rescued by U.S. commandos in a raid on an Iraqi hospital.
President Bush signed the "Laci Peterson" bill making it a separate federal crime to harm a fetus during an attack on the mother.
Sweden becomes the fifth European country to legalize same-sex marriage. The other countries with the same rights are The Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Spain.
April 01 Birthdays
Sergei RachmaninoffPronunciation: [syirgA´ vusE´lyivich räkhmä´nEnôf]
1873–1943, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor.
William Harveyphysician
Edmond Rostandpoet
Toshiro Mifuneactor
Otto von Bismarckstatesman
Milan Kunderawriter
James Fiskfinancial speculator
Debbie Reynoldssinger, dancer, actress

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