Historical Events for 1st April 2024

1862 – Shenandoah Valley campaign, Jackson’s Battle of Woodstock, Virginia
1905 – British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya
1931 – Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
1934 – Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker’s role in the murders helps turn public perception against the gang for good
1948 – “Big Bang” theory proposed in scientific journal “Physical Review” by American cosmologists Ralph Alpher, Hans Bethe, and George Gamow
1957 – Trial begins in Budapest against participants of the Hungarian Uprising of October 1956
1976 – Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the northeastern U.S..
1983 – Anti-nuclear demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
1999 – Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown wins his 900th pro game with an 88-84 win over Miami Heat; Brown record: 671-547 NBA, 229-107 ABA, combined 900-654
2009 – Croatia and Albania join NATO

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