April Fool’s Day
1748 – On this day in history, Ruins found of Pompeii, a Roman city that was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
1889 – Chicago marketed the first dishwashing machine.
1891 – Today in history, Telephone connections open between Paris and London.
1916 – First national women’s swimming championship held in the U.S.
1931 – Professional baseball welcomes its first woman pitcher,Jackie Mitchell. In her first game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth.
1933 – Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses.
1954 – The U.S. Air Force Academy is formed.
1963 – TV premiers of soap operas “Doctors” and “General Hospital”.
1966 – First World Festival of Black Arts And Cultures in Dakar, Senegal.
1970 – President Nixon signs a law banning cigarette advertising from Television and Radio broadcasts.
1983 – Protesters in England against nukes link arms in a human chain that is 14 miles long.
Famous and Historical Birthdays
Say Happy Birthday to…
1578 – William Harvey (English physician who discovered the circulation of blood)
1865 – Richard Zsigmondy (Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry)
1932 – Debbie Reynolds (Actress)
1940 – Wangari Maathai (Political Activist and first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize)
1942 – Phil Margo (Singer)
1971 – Daniel Vacek (Professional tennis player)
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