What Happened on April 1, 2019

Historical Events

  • China announces new laws against fentanyl-related substances to come into effect 1 May

Reiwa Era

Japanese government announces the name of a new era 'Reiwa' for the next Emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito

  • Major archaeological site announced discovered on a reef in the middle of Lake Titicaca, in Andes, dated 8th and 10th centuries AD from Tiwanaku state
  • Methane, a gas usually made by living things, detected on Mars in 2013 by European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter reported in "Nature Geoscience"
  • Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco revealed to be world's most profitable company when its earnings released - $111.1 billion in the last year
  • US online sales overtake retail sales for the first time, with 11.813% online compared with 11.807% for general merchandise stores

Famous Deaths

  • Michel Sénéchal, French operatic tenor, and educator, dies at 91
2019 Highlights

About April 1, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: 7 Rings - Ariana Grande
  • UK #1 Song: Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi