Historical Events in April 1937

  • Apr 1 Aden becomes a British crown colony

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Apr 4 4th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283

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Byron Nelson
  • Apr 12 Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
  • Apr 15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 17 Debut of cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig
  • Apr 19 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
  • Apr 22 NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike
  • Apr 26 German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
  • Apr 27 1st US social security payment made
  • Apr 28 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)
  • Apr 28 1st commercial flight across Pacific operated by Pan Am
  • Apr 30 The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.