Today in History

Listings for Thursday, April 1, 2021.


  • Saint Stupid's Day (a San Francisco tradition since 1980).
  • 1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans Businessman, creates the "$".
  • 1850 San Francisco County Government established.
  • 1853 Cincinnati becomes the first US city with salaried firefighters.
  • 1918 Royal Air Force established
  • 1952 "Big Bang" theory published by Alpher, Bethe and Gamow
  • 1960 TIROS I (Television and Infra-Red Observation Satellite) launched to improve weather prediction.
  • 1971 US/Canada ISIS II launched to study ionosphere
  • 1979 Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of the Shah

That's all for today.

Today In History