On This Day

Events in History in April 1952

  • Apr 1 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
  • Apr 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 3 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
  • Apr 5 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
  • Apr 8 US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
  • Apr 9 Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
  • Apr 11 The Battle of Nanri island takes place.
  • Apr 12 Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
  • Apr 15 Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
  • Apr 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 15 The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
  • Apr 21 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • Apr 21 Secretaries' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated
  • Apr 22 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
  • Apr 22 Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 23 Crude oil pipeline from Kirkuk (Iraq) to Banias (Syria) completed
  • Apr 25 American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
  • Apr 25 German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
  • Apr 26 US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176
  • Apr 28 WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower