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.

Click any event title to read more about that event. Every event page has a list of important names, places, and topics — click them to see a timeline of events associated with them.

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13 April 1919
 Eugene Debs Starts Prison Term for Speaking Against Draft

Eugene Debs Starts Prison Term for Speaking Against Draft

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13 April 1959
Pope John XXIII: No Catholic Permitted to Support Communism In Any Way

Pope John XXIII: No Catholic Permitted to Support Communism In Any Way

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13 April 1967
Tennessee Repeals Butler Act that Banned Teaching Evolution in Schools

Tennessee Repeals Butler Act that Banned Teaching Evolution in Schools

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13 April 1986
Pope John Paul II Visits Rome's Central Synagogue

Pope John Paul II Visits Rome's Central Synagogue

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14 April 966
Pagan Ruler Mieszko I of Polens is Baptized and Converts to Christianity

Pagan Ruler Mieszko I of Polens is Baptized and Converts to Christianity

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14 April 1742
Birth of Pope Pius VII - Will Reinstate Inquisition and Index of Prohibited Books

Birth of Pope Pius VII - Will Reinstate Inquisition and Index of Prohibited Books

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14 April 1912
Unsinkable RMS Titanic Hits Iceberg, Will Go Down in 2.5 Hours

Unsinkable RMS Titanic Hits Iceberg, Will Go Down in 2.5 Hours

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14 April 1967
Tennessee Teacher Fired for Violating Butler Act and Teaching Evolution

Tennessee Teacher Fired for Violating Butler Act and Teaching Evolution

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14 April 1986
Death of Simone de Beauvoir, Existentialist Philosopher, Novelist, Feminist

Death of Simone de Beauvoir, Existentialist Philosopher, Novelist, Feminist

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15 April 73
Jewish Zealots Commit Mass Suicide at Siege of Masada

Jewish Zealots Commit Mass Suicide at Siege of Masada

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15 April 1452
Birth of Leonardo da Vinci - Artist, Humanist, Scientist, Naturalist

Birth of Leonardo da Vinci - Artist, Humanist, Scientist, Naturalist

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15 April 1707
Birth of Leonhard Euler, Greatest Mathematician in 18th Century

Birth of Leonhard Euler, Greatest Mathematician in 18th Century

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15 April 1858
Birth of Sociologist Emile Durkheim, Founder of Modern Field of Sociology

Birth of Sociologist Emile Durkheim, Founder of Modern Field of Sociology

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15 April 1912
Unsinkable RMS Titanic Finally Slips Beneath Waters of North Atlantic, Taking 1,517 Passengers

Unsinkable RMS Titanic Finally Slips Beneath Waters of North Atlantic, Taking 1,517 Passengers

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15 April 1931
Stromberg v. California: Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Display of Red Flag

Stromberg v. California: Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Display of Red Flag

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15 April 1946
Ernst Kaltenbrunner Calls Rudolf Höss as Witness at War Crimes Trial

Ernst Kaltenbrunner Calls Rudolf Höss as Witness at War Crimes Trial

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15 April 1975
Karen Ann Quinlan Falls into Coma, Persistent Vegetative State

Karen Ann Quinlan Falls into Coma, Persistent Vegetative State

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15 April 1976
Death of White Supremacist Gerald Smith, Founder of Christian Nationalist Crusade

Death of White Supremacist Gerald Smith, Founder of Christian Nationalist Crusade

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15 April 1980
Death of Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialist Novelist and Philosopher

Death of Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialist Novelist and Philosopher

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15 April 1986
Terrorist Targets in Libya Bombed by U.S. Fighter Planes

Terrorist Targets in Libya Bombed by U.S. Fighter Planes

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15 April 1996
Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz Excommunicates Catholics Belonging to Wrong Organizations

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz Excommunicates Catholics Belonging to Wrong Organizations

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16 April -1457
Egyptians and Canaanites Fight Battle of Megiddo

Egyptians and Canaanites Fight Battle of Megiddo

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16 April -1178
Odysseus Returns to Ithaca After Trojan War

Odysseus Returns to Ithaca After Trojan War

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16 April 1521
Martin Luther Enters Worms, Warned that Death Sentence is Already Decided

Martin Luther Enters Worms, Warned that Death Sentence is Already Decided

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16 April 1927
Birth of Joseph Ratzinger, Future Pope Benedict XVI

Birth of Joseph Ratzinger, Future Pope Benedict XVI

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