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April 1 Birthdays

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Pronunciation: [syirgA´ vusE´lyivich räkhmä´nEnôf]
1873–1943, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor.

William Harvey
physician (1578)

Otto von Bismarck
statesman (1815)

James Fisk
financial speculator (1834)

Edmond Rostand
poet (1868)

Toshiro Mifune
actor (1920)

Milan Kundera
writer (1929)

Debbie Reynolds
singer, dancer, actress (1932)

April 1 in History


Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first Speaker of the House of Representatives.


The Nazi persecution of Jews began in Germany with a boycott of Jewish businesses.


American forces landed on Okinawa during World War II.


The first U.S. weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched from Cape Canaveral.


President Nixon signed a bill into law banning cigarette ads from radio and television.


Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer.


Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic arrested on corruption charges.


Pvt. Jessica Lynch was rescued by U.S. commandos in a raid on an Iraqi hospital.


President Bush signed the "Laci Peterson" bill making it a separate federal crime to harm a fetus during an attack on the mother.


Sweden becomes the fifth European country to legalize same-sex marriage. The other countries with the same rights are The Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Spain.

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