Today in History
Listings for Thursday, April 1, 2021.
- 1640 G. Mohr --1697
- 1883 Lon Chaney, man of a thousand faces
- 1908 Abraham Maslow
- 1920 Toshiro Mifune
- 1926 Anne McCaffrey
- 1932 Debbie Reynolds
- 1932 Gordon Jump
- 1938 Ali MacGraw
- 1976 Apple Computer
- 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.