April History

Click a date in the April calendar to the right for a timeline of all April events on that day, listed chronologically by year. Below is a list of important April events.

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1 April 409
Emperors Theodosius II and Honorius Order All Caelicolists Return to Christian Beliefs

Emperors Theodosius II and Honorius Order All Caelicolists Return to Christian Beliefs

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1 April 1933
Hitler Orders One-Day Boycott of All Jewish Businesses in Germany

Hitler Orders One-Day Boycott of All Jewish Businesses in Germany

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1 April 1935
General Hugh Johnson Compares Father Charles Coughlin to Adolf Hitler

General Hugh Johnson Compares Father Charles Coughlin to Adolf Hitler

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1 April 1979
Iranians Vote in Referendum to put Ayatollah Khomeini in Charge

Iranians Vote in Referendum to put Ayatollah Khomeini in Charge

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1 April 2004
Michael Hendricks and René Leboeuf are First Same-Sex Couple to Legally Marry in Quebec

Michael Hendricks and René Leboeuf are First Same-Sex Couple to Legally Marry in Quebec

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1 April 2004
George W. Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Act into Law

George W. Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Act into Law

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2 April 742
Birth of Charlemagne, Founder of Frankish Empire

Birth of Charlemagne, Founder of Frankish Empire

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2 April 1899
Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) Ordained a Priest

Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) Ordained a Priest

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2 April 1928
Vatican Holy Office Says Catholic Church Always Prays for Jews

Vatican Holy Office Says Catholic Church Always Prays for Jews

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2 April 1969
Pope Paul VI Paints Catholic Church and Institutions in Crisis

Pope Paul VI Paints Catholic Church and Institutions in Crisis

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2 April 1978
Episcopal Canon Mary Simpson Becomes First Woman to speaks From Pulpit in Westminster Abbey

Episcopal Canon Mary Simpson Becomes First Woman to speaks From Pulpit in Westminster Abbey

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2 April 1986
Bomb on TWA Flight Rome to Athens Explodes

Bomb on TWA Flight Rome to Athens Explodes

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2 April 2004
Lynne Cheney Halts Reissue of Her Lesbian Romance Novel

Lynne Cheney Halts Reissue of Her Lesbian Romance Novel

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3 April 1481
Pope Sixtus IV Orders Christian Princes to Turn Over Fugitive Heretics

Pope Sixtus IV Orders Christian Princes to Turn Over Fugitive Heretics

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3 April 1507
Martin Luther Ordained as Priest in Roman Catholic Church

Martin Luther Ordained as Priest in Roman Catholic Church

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3 April 1933
Franz von Papen Creates 'Kreuz und Adler' to Unite Catholicism with Nazism

Franz von Papen Creates 'Kreuz und Adler' to Unite Catholicism with Nazism

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3 April 1933
First Conference of German Christians to Organize Protestant Churches into One Church

First Conference of German Christians to Organize Protestant Churches into One Church

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3 April 1962
Engel v. Vitale: Supreme Court Rules Against Public Schools Requiring Prayers

Engel v. Vitale: Supreme Court Rules Against Public Schools Requiring Prayers

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3 April 1969
Pope Paul VI Directs Criticism at Liberal Catholics

Pope Paul VI Directs Criticism at Liberal Catholics

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3 April 1992
Cardinal John O'Connor Decries Criticism of Catholic Church Abortion Policies

Cardinal John O'Connor Decries Criticism of Catholic Church Abortion Policies

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3 April 1996
Mullah Mohammed Omar Declared Supreme Leader of Muslims in Afghanistan

Mullah Mohammed Omar Declared Supreme Leader of Muslims in Afghanistan

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3 April 2004
Three Suspects in Madrid Train Bombings Blow Themselves Up in Madrid Suburb

Three Suspects in Madrid Train Bombings Blow Themselves Up in Madrid Suburb

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4 April 814
Death of Charlemagne, Founder of Frankish Empire

Death of Charlemagne, Founder of Frankish Empire

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4 April 896
Death of Pope Formosus - Will be Exhumed and Put on Trial

Death of Pope Formosus - Will be Exhumed and Put on Trial

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4 April 1934
Teachers in Evangelical Religious Schools Must Give 'Heil Hilter' Salute Before and After Each Class

Teachers in Evangelical Religious Schools Must Give 'Heil Hilter' Salute Before and After Each Class

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