1732 ~ JOSEPH HAYDN the Austrian composer was born on the 1st day of April in 1732 (died in 1809 aged 77).
1765 ~ Luigi Schiavonetti the Italian engraver was born on the 1st April 1765 (died 1810).
1826 ~ SAMUEL MOREY the American inventor patented the iNTERNAL COMBUSTiON ENGiNE on this 1st day of April in 1826. Samuel Morey was also a pioneer in steamships, and accumulated a total of 20 patents.
1887 ~ Mumbai Fire Brigade was established on the 1st April 1887.
1891 ~ The WRiGLEY COMPANY was founded in Chicago, Illinois on this 1st day of April in 1891. The Wrigley Company originally started selling soap and baking powder, until William Wrigley, Jr. (the founder) began packaging chewing gum with each can of baking powder in 1892. Eventually the chewing gum became more popular than the baking powder selling in more than 180 countries, with factories in Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.
In 2004 The Wrigley Company purchased the Life Savers and Altoids businesses from Kraft Foods for US$1.48 billion, and in 2007 they purchased A.Korkunov for $300 million. In 2008 Mars Inc acquired Wrigley for approximately $23 billion.
1917 ~ Sheldon Mayer the American writer and illustrator was born on the 1st April 1917 (died 1991).
1921 ~ Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith the American guitarist and songwriter was born on the 1st April 1921. Arthur Smith – Guitar Boogie YouTube video…
1929 ~ JANE POWELL the American actress, singer, and dancer was born on the 1st day of April in 1929.
1930 ~ Grace Lee Whitney the American actress was born on the 1st April 1930.
1932 ~ DEBBiE REYNOLDS the American actress was born on the 1st day of April in 1932.
1932 ~ Gordon Jump the American actor was born on the 1st April 1932 (died 2003).
1932 ~ APRiL FOOL’S DAY was first recorded in association with April 1st and foolishness on this 1st day of April in 1392, as found in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. April Fools’ Day aka All Fools Day is celebrated by people playing good-humoured foolishness, funny jokes, hoaxes and practical jokes on friends, family, teachers, neighbors, work mates and others. The jokes only last till noon in Australia, Canada, Cyprus, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK, and if anyone who plays a trick after noon is called an April Fool and taunted with “April Fool’s Day’s past and gone, You’re the fool for making one.” The jokes last all day in most other countries such as America, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, South Korea, Russia and The Netherlands. In France, Italy and (French speaking) Canada they attempt to attach a paper fish to the victim’s back without being noticed, and say “April’s fish” in their language.
The History of April Fool’s Day YouTube video by Jeremiah…
1948 ~ JiMMY CLiFF the Jamaican musician, singer, and actor was born on the 1st day of April in 1948.
1961 ~ SUSAN BOYLE the Scottish singer was born on the 1st day of April in 1961. Susan Boyle came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent on the 11th April 2009, singing I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables. Susan Boyle’s first album was released in November 2009 and debuted as the number 1 best-selling album on the music charts around the globe. Susan Boyle’s official website: www.SusanBoyleMusic.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/SusanBoyle | YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/SusanBoyle
1966 ~ Craig Kelly the American snowboarder was born on the 1st April 1966 (died 2003).
1970 ~ The Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on the 1st April 1970, requiring the Surgeon General‘s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on the 1st January 1971.
1971 ~ Lachy Hulme the Australian actor and screenwriter was born on the 1st April 1971.
1973 ~ KYM WiLSON the Australian actress was born in Brisbane on the 1st day of April in 1973. YouTube video: Kym Wilson 1991 Samboy Chips Hit Me ♫: also features Melissa Bell and Toni Pearon from E Street…
1976 ~ APPLE iNC. was formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on the 1st day of April in 1976.
1984 ~ MARViN GAYE the American singer died on the 1st day of April in 1984 aged 44.
1992 ~ The Bosnian war started on the 1st April 1992.
1993 ~ Blair Fowler the American blogger was born on the 1st April 1993.
2001 ~ SAME SEX MARRiAGE becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first country to allow it.
2013 ~ LEADBEATER’S POSSUM AWARENESS WEEK 1st – 7th APRiL: The Leadbeater’s Possum was rediscovered in Australia on the 3rd April 1961, after over 50 years of being presumed extinct. Leaderbeater’s Possum Awareness Week is held from the 1st to the 7th April annually. Please visit and help Leadbeater’s Possums at www.Leadbeaters.org.au