History April 1st

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    0374 - Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth
    0527 - Justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium
    0705 - Greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI
    1578 - William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
    1748 - Ruins of Pompeii found
    1778 - Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" symbol
    1793 - Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000
    1826 - Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
    1863 - 1st wartime conscription law in US goes into effect
    1865 - Battle of 5 Forks Virginia, signalling end of Lee's army
    1866 - US Congress rejects presidential veto gives all equal rights in US
    1873 - British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die
    1881 - Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem
    1889 - 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
    1891 - London-Paris telephone connection opens
    1891 - Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
    1924 - Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted
    1924 - Imperial Airways forms in Britain
    1929 - Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
    1931 - Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
    1933 - #@!&% Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses
    1934 - Bonnie and Clyde kill 2 police officers
    1941 - Navy takes over Treasure Island (SF Bay)
    1941 - Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
    1945 - US forces invade Okinawa during WW II
    1946 - Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii
    1946 - Weight Watchers forms
    1947 - 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
    1952 - Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe and Gamow
    1954 - 1st army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
    1954 - Earthquake/tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
    1954 - US Air Force Academy forms
    1957 - World's biggest glass oven used
    1960 - 2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)
    1965 - Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control
    1970 - Pres Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on 1/1/71
    1971 - US/Canada ISIS 2 launched to study ionosphere
    1973 - Japan allows its citizens to own gold
    1974 - Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
    1976 - Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer
    1977 - Attempt for Moslem state in Chad fails
    1979 - Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
    1980 - Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
    1982 - US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
    1986 - World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
    1991 - Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years
    1991 - Supreme Court rules jurors can't 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
    1992 - Battleship USS Missouri (on which, Japan surrendered) decommissioned
    1992 - World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
    1997 - Comet Hale-Bopp Perihelion (0.914 AU)