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April 1st In Pop Culture History

April 1 is known as April Fools Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.

1789 - Pennsylvania Representative Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg was elected as the first US Speaker of the House of Representatives.

1853 - The first professional, full time US fire department with salaried firemen was established in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1875 - Sir Francis Galton published the first newspaper weather map, in The Times in London, England

1877 - Edward Schieffelin founded Tombstone, Arizona, best known as the place where Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers had their shoot-out with the Clantons and McLaurys at the O.K. Corral in 1881

1934 - Bonnie and Clyde kill two young highway patrolmen near Grapevine, Texas.

1938 - The first panda to live in captivity outside China, Su Lin, died after a twig lodged in his throat at the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago.

1957 - The BBC broadcast the 'spaghetti-tree hoax' on its current affairs program Panorama, showing spaghetti being harvested from trees.

1960 - The first weather observation satellite, Tiros I, was launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida and made the first television picture from space.

1960 - Dr. Martens released its first boots, the model 1460.

1963 - ABC premiered General Hospital, the daytime drama that eventually become the network's longest-running (oap opera) serial program produced in Hollywood. On the same day, NBC debuted The Doctors.

1970 - President Richard Nixon signed legislation officially banning cigarette ads on television and radio.

1976 - Apple Computer Company was formed by Steve Jobs Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.

1977 (Tornado) Madaripur and Shibchar, Bangladesh

1979 - Nickelodeon kid's cable channel was launched.

1983 - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life and Screwballs were releasd in theaters.

1984 - Singer Marvin Gaye was shot three times and killed by his father during a domestic dispute.

1988 - Beetlejuice, The Seventh Sign and Bright Lights, Big City debuted in theaters.

1989 - #1 Hit April 1, 1989 - April 7, 1989: The Bangles - Eternal Flame

1994 - Major League II and Thumbelina were released in theaters.

1997 - As part of a crossover April Fools joke, Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy and Alex Trebek hosted Wheel of Fortune.

2004 - Google announced Gmail to the public.

2005 - Sin City debuted in theaters.

2006 - #1 Hit April 1, 2006 - April 7, 2006: Sean Paul - Temperature

2007 - Google sent an email to all of its employees warning that a python was loose inside of their New York office. It was not a joke.

April 1st
Celebrity Birthdays

Today's Quote:

Lon Chaney (1883)
Laurette Taylor (1884)
Wallace Beery (1886)
Cicely Courtneidge (1893)
Alberta Hunter (1895)
Nita Naldi (1898)
Ned Glass (1906)
Abner Biberman (1909)
Lor Tok (1914, d.2002)
Art Lund (1915)
Otto Wilhelm Fischer (1915, d.2004)
Johnny Andrews (1917)
Leon Janney (1917)
Joan Frances Will (1920)
Toshiro Mifune (1920, d.1997)
Bobby Jordan (1923)
Lyndon Brook (1926)
Amos Milburn (1927)
George Grizzard (1928)
Herbert Klein (1928)
Jane Powell (1928)
Grace Lee Whitney (1930)
George Baker (1931)
Ita Ever (1931)
Debbie Reynolds (1932)
Gordon Jump (1932, d.2003)
Don Hastings (1934)
Hans H Boswinkel (1935)
John Quade (1938)
Ali MacGraw (1939)
Rudolph Isley (1939)
Danny Brooks (1942)
Phil Margo (1942)
Carol White (1944)
Heather Young (1945)
John Barbata (1946)
Ronnie "Plonk" Lane (1946)
M (1947)
Jimmy Cliff (1948)
Simon Crowe (1948)
Gill Scott Heron (1949)
Annette O'Toole (1952)
Billy Currie (1952)
Barry Sonnenfeld (1953)
Jeff Porcaro (1954)
D. Boon (1958, d.1985, Age 27)
Michel Praed (1960)
Jennifer Runyon (1961)
Mark White (1961)
Susan Boyle (1961)
Phillip Schofield (1962)
Chris Evans (1966)
Phil Demmel (1967)
Traci Lin-Tavi (1969)
Sung Hi Lee (1970)
Jessica Collins (1971)
Method Man (1971)
Lachy Hulme (1971)
Allen and Albert Hughes (1972)
Jesse Tobias (1972)
Christian Finnegan (1973)
Rachel Maddow (1973)
Kym Wilson (1973)
Joe Francis (1973)
China Chow (1974)
Richard Christy (1974)
John Butler (1975)
David Oyelowo (1976)
J.J. Feild (1977)
Jon Gosselin (1977)
Bryan Buffinton (1980)
Randy Orton (1980)
Bijou Phillips (1980)
Hannah Spearritt (1981)
Sam Huntington (1982)
Gemma Hunt (1982)
Taran Killam (1982)
Matt Lanter (1983)
Josh Zuckerman (1985)
Hillary Scott (1986)
Kayla Collins (1987)
Asa Butterfield (1997)
"April Fools Day is for amateurs. You never need an excuse to mess with people's heads."

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