Historical Events on April 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 249 of 249

  • 1990 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

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1990 19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

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1990 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins his first start on the Senior PGA tour

  • 1990 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81
  • 1990 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • 1990 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers

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1990 Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1991 Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
  • 1991 Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
  • 1991 US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race
  • 1991 US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour
  • 1991 Warsaw Pact officially dissolves
  • 1991 53rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Kansas 72-65
  • 1992 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)
  • 1992 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • 1992 Last defendant in St John sex assault case sentenced to 3 yrs probation
  • 1992 NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games
  • 1992 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
  • 1992 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • 1992 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1992 World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
  • 1993 Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London
  • 1994 Bob Feller Statue on Indians Plaza dedicated
  • 1995 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
  • 1995 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • 1996 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • 1996 The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.
  • 1997 69 year old Gordie Howe begins playing AHL game with Syracuse Crunch
  • 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)
  • 1997 Shell Oil confirms it will declare force majeure at its Nigerian Bonny terminal due to local protests which disrupted 210 million barrels per day of the company's oil production
  • 1999 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 2001 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Purdue 68-66
  • 2001 Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to make same-sex marriage legal

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2001 Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 2002 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Maryland beats Indiana 64-52
  • 2002 The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.
  • 2004 Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date.
  • 2006 The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom.
  • 2009 Croatia and Albania joined NATO
  • 2011 After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

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2011 Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

  • 2012 Plane crash in Western Siberia kills at least 31 people (UTair Aviation ATR-72)
  • 2012 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Jack and Jill wins

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2012 47th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • 2013 9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq
  • 2013 The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan
  • 2014 NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia
  • 2015 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Penninsula