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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24 April 2005
Pope Benedict XVI Formally Inaugurated

Pope Benedict XVI Formally Inaugurated

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25 April -404
Athens Surrenders to Sparta at End of Peloponnesian War

Athens Surrenders to Sparta at End of Peloponnesian War

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25 April 1933
Germany's Catholic Churches Give Nazis Racial Background on All Catholic Germans

Germany's Catholic Churches Give Nazis Racial Background on All Catholic Germans

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25 April 1939
After Hitler's Victory in Czechoslovakia, Pope Pius XII Sends Positive Message to Hitler

After Hitler's Victory in Czechoslovakia, Pope Pius XII Sends Positive Message to Hitler

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25 April 1940
Supreme Court Rules Students Can be Forced to Salute American Flag

Supreme Court Rules Students Can be Forced to Salute American Flag

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25 April 1967
Colorado Governor John Love Signs First Liberalized Abortion Law

Colorado Governor John Love Signs First Liberalized Abortion Law

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26 April 121
Birth of Marcus Aurelius, Future Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher

Birth of Marcus Aurelius, Future Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher

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26 April 570
Birth of Muhammad in Mecca

Birth of Muhammad in Mecca

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26 April 1889
Birth of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosopher of Logical Positivism

Birth of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosopher of Logical Positivism

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26 April 1913
13-Year-Old Girl Found Molested and Murdered; Jewish Manager Leo Frank Blamed

13-Year-Old Girl Found Molested and Murdered; Jewish Manager Leo Frank Blamed

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26 April 1933
Hermann Goering Creates the Gestapo

Hermann Goering Creates the Gestapo

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26 April 1933
Hitler Signs Nazi-Vatican Concordat, Puts His Support Behind Eliminating Secular Schools

Hitler Signs Nazi-Vatican Concordat, Puts His Support Behind Eliminating Secular Schools

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26 April 1933
Hitler Claims Nazi Policies on the Jews are Just a Continuation of Catholic Church Doctrine

Hitler Claims Nazi Policies on the Jews are Just a Continuation of Catholic Church Doctrine

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27 April 1260
Pope Alexander IV: Inquisitors Can Absolve Each Other of Torture Chamber Conduct

Pope Alexander IV: Inquisitors Can Absolve Each Other of Torture Chamber Conduct

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27 April 1923
Adolf Hitler Says Leaders Should Follow Path God Lays Out

Adolf Hitler Says Leaders Should Follow Path God Lays Out

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27 April 1937
Death of Antonio Gramsci, Founder of Italian Communist Party

Death of Antonio Gramsci, Founder of Italian Communist Party

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27 April 1940
Creation of Auschwitz Extermination Camp Ordered by Heinrich Himmler

Creation of Auschwitz Extermination Camp Ordered by Heinrich Himmler

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27 April 1941
Catholic Ustashe Begins Massacring Serbians in Croatia

Catholic Ustashe Begins Massacring Serbians in Croatia

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27 April 1961
Judge Dismisses Madalyn Murray (O'Hair) Lawsuit Against Bible Reading in Public Schools

Judge Dismisses Madalyn Murray (O'Hair) Lawsuit Against Bible Reading in Public Schools

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27 April 1988
Employment Div. of Oregon v. Smith: Court Upholds Ban on Drug Use, Even for Religious Reasons

Employment Div. of Oregon v. Smith: Court Upholds Ban on Drug Use, Even for Religious Reasons

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28 April 1783
Pope Clement XII Issues Papal Decree Against Freemasons, Bans Catholics From Joining

Pope Clement XII Issues Papal Decree Against Freemasons, Bans Catholics From Joining

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28 April 1901
Birth of Heinrich Müller, Future Chief of the Gestapo

Birth of Heinrich Müller, Future Chief of the Gestapo

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28 April 1906
Birth of Kurt Gödel, Philosopher and Mathematician

Birth of Kurt Gödel, Philosopher and Mathematician

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28 April 1937
Birth of Saddam Hussein, Future Dictator of Iraq

Birth of Saddam Hussein, Future Dictator of Iraq

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28 April 1939
Adolf Hitler Says His Rise to Power is Due to Providence

Adolf Hitler Says His Rise to Power is Due to Providence

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