On This Day: April 01st
This is 92nd day of the year and 274 days remain in the year.
Oliver Pollack created the dollar sign: $.
Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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.
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.
April 01 BirthdaysSergei RachmaninoffPronunciation: [syirgA´ vusE´lyivich räkhmä´nEnôf]
1873–1943, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor.
Otto von Bismarckstatesman
James Fiskfinancial speculator
Debbie Reynoldssinger, dancer, actress