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15th April 1989: 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough Disaster
Ninety-six Liverpool Football Club fans died and hundreds more were injured in a crush at Hillsborough Stadium in ...
2 minutes | 2 days ago
14th April 1561: Nuremberg Celestial Phenomenon terrifies residents
On the morning of 14th April 1561, the people of Nuremberg in Germany witnessed a “dreadful apparition” in the ...
3 minutes | 3 days ago
13th April 1919: British troops commit the Amritsar Massacre
Troops from the British Indian Army committed the Amritsar Massacre when they opened fire on nonviolent protesters and pilgrims at Jallianwala ...
2 minutes | 4 days ago
12th April 1945: Harry Truman becomes president of the USA
On the 12th April 1945, Harry Truman became the 33rd President of the United States when his predecessor, Franklin D Roosevelt, suddenly died while having his portrait ...
3 minutes | 5 days ago
11th April 1968: The Fair Housing Act of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 signed into law by President Johnson
The Act made it illegal to discriminate regarding the sale, rental, or financing of housing based on race, religion, or national ...
2 minutes | 6 days ago
10th April 1858: The ‘Big Ben’ bell cast in Whitechapel
On the 10th April 1858 Big Ben – the bell inside the clocktower at the Palace of Westminster in Britain – was ...
2 minutes | 7 days ago
9th April 1767: John Hancock forcibly removes British customs officials from his ship
John Hancock, one of Boston’s wealthiest merchants and a leading figure in Boston politics, forcibly removed customs officials from his ship ...
2 minutes | 8 days ago
8th April 1904: France and Britain sign the Entente Cordiale
On 8th April 1904, a series of agreements between Britain and France known as the Entente Cordiale were ...
2 minutes | 9 days ago
7th April 1954: President Eisenhower first described the ‘domino theory’ of the spread of communism during a news conference
He likened the spread of communism in Southeast Asia to a row of dominoes quickly collapsing after the first one ...
2 minutes | 10 days ago
6th April 1917: The USA declares war on Germany in WW1
The United States entered the First World War after Congress declared war on the German ...
2 minutes | 11 days ago
5th April 1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg sentenced to death for spying
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death in the United States for conspiracy to commit ...
2 minutes | 12 days ago
4th April 1925: Adolf Hitler orders the establishment of the SS
The Nazi Party founded a paramilitary organisation that became the Schutzstaffel, better known as the ...
2 minutes | 13 days ago
3rd April 1860: The first Pony Express service went into operation
The first Pony Express service left the American city of St Joseph in Missouri destined for Sacramento in ...
2 minutes | 14 days ago
2nd April 1863: The Richmond Bread Riot saw hundreds of women in Virginia loot storehouses and shops
With the cry of ‘bread or blood!’ the women marched to the city’s market district where they broke into government storehouses and nearby ...
2 minutes | 15 days ago
1st April 1944: The USAAF accidentally bomb the neutral Swiss town of Schaffhausen instead of a German chemical factory
While flying over France, the formations experienced high winds that blew them dramatically off ...
2 minutes | 16 days ago
31st March 1985: WrestleMania I takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City
WrestleMania grossed a reported $12 million and, although reviews of the first event were mixed, it marked the start of the longest-running professional wrestling competition in ...
3 minutes | 17 days ago
30th March 1939: Batman’s debut in Detective Comics #27
On the 30th March 1939, Batman made his first appearance when Detective Comics #27 went on ...
2 minutes | 18 days ago
29th March 1974: Discovery of the Terracotta Army in Xi’an
The Terracotta Army was discovered in Shaanxi province, ...
3 minutes | 19 days ago
28th March 1979: Worst accident in U.S. nuclear power plant history at Three Mile Island Generating Station
The incident at Three Mile Island heralded a dramatic shift in public attitudes towards nuclear power and the second reactor never returned to ...
3 minutes | 20 days ago
27th March 1915: Typhoid Mary placed in permanent quarantine in New York
Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was confined to permanent quarantine on North Brother Island in New ...
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