On This Day

April 2000 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 8 Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona
  • Apr 11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.

Historic Event

Apr 15 Giant Sequoia National Monument proclamation signed by President Bill Clinton in California, preserving one-third of all giant sequoia groves, the world's largest tree [1]

  • Apr 22 In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.
  • Apr 22 The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom

Birthdays in History

David Hogg

Apr 12 David Hogg, American gun control activist and author (#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line) who as a student survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, born in Parkland, Florida

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist, dies at 75
  • Apr 2 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
  • Apr 3 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • Apr 6 Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian statesman, 1st President of Tunisia (1957-87), dies at 96
  • Apr 8 Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Apr 13 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer, dies at 84
  • Apr 14 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), dies from the effects of alcoholism at 37
  • Apr 15 Edward Gorey, American illustrator, dies at 75
  • Apr 22 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), dies at 79
  • Apr 24 Alma Heflin, American commercial airplane test pilot and child psychologist, dies at 89
  • Apr 25 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (Hello Dolly), dies at 88
  • Apr 25 Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 28 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer, dies at 83
  • Apr 28 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, dies at 74