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Name that Year - Answers for April

April AnswersEvents that happened in April - Quiz

  1. 1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
  2. 1960 The first weather satellite launched (Tiros 1)
  3. 1935 Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt patents RADAR3
  4. 1896 Announcement that gold has been discovered in the Yukon
  5. 1968 Martin Luther King assassinated by James Earl Ray
  6. 1919 Eamon de Valera elected President of the Irish Dail
  7. 1199 Richard the Lionheart, King of England.  Killed in a battle in France aged 41
  8. 1933 Prohibition ends in America
  9. 1739 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse rustling (Not for being a highwayman)
  10. 1920 Church disestablished in Wales.  Church IN Wales formed.
  11. 1770 Capt James Cook discovers Botany Bay in Australia
  12. 1957 Egypt reopens Suez Canal for shipping
  13. 1955 Ruth Ellis shoots lover David Blakely (Last woman to be hanged in UK)
  14. 1960 Adolf Eichmann trial for war crimes begins in Israel
  15. 1961 Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space
  16. 1964 Sidney Poitier becomes the first black actor to win an Oscar for his role as Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field.
  17. 1931 Spain becomes republic. King Alfonso XIII abdicates.
  18. 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies, assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
  19. 1912 The Titanic Sinks
  20. 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie (The Young Pretender) defeated at Culloden.
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  21. 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba
  22. 1956 Premium Bonds launched in UK
  23. 1480 Lucrezia Borgia born
  24. 1775 Paul Revere rides from Lexington to Concorde to warn Boston that the British were coming.
  25. 1956 Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly marry
  26. 1862 Louis Pasteur completes the first pasteurization test
  27. 1960 - Brasìlia becomes the capital of Brazil, taking over from Rio de Janeiro
  28. 1889 - Oklahoma land rush.  Crazy scheme where first to stake a valid claim got the former Cherokee Territory
  29. 1897 - Lester ' Mike' Pearson former President of Canada was born on this day
  30. 1898 - Spain declare war on America.  (Later, Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders to victory at Kettle Hill)
  31. 1953 - Watson and Crick publish their discovery of DNA
  32. 1964 - Tanzania formed by merging Tanganyika and Zanzibar
  33. 1789 - Original Mutiny on the HMS Bounty (not 1935 film or 1962 remake)
  34. 1770 - Captain Cook arrives at Botany Bay Australia
  35. 1993 - World Wide Web born.  CERN makes WWW free to everyone.

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