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.

April History Timeline - Events & Timelines of April History

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1April409
Emperors Theodosius II and Honorius Order All Caelicolists Return to Christian Beliefs

Emperors Theodosius II and Honorius Order All Caelicolists Return to Christian Beliefs

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1April1933
Hitler Orders One-Day Boycott of All Jewish Businesses in Germany

Hitler Orders One-Day Boycott of All Jewish Businesses in Germany

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1April1935
General Hugh Johnson Compares Father Charles Coughlin to Adolf Hitler

General Hugh Johnson Compares Father Charles Coughlin to Adolf Hitler

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1April1979
Iranians Vote in Referendum to put Ayatollah Khomeini in Charge

Iranians Vote in Referendum to put Ayatollah Khomeini in Charge

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1April2004
Michael Hendricks and René Leboeuf are First Same-Sex Couple to Legally Marry in Quebec

Michael Hendricks and René Leboeuf are First Same-Sex Couple to Legally Marry in Quebec

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1April2004
George W. Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Act into Law

George W. Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Act into Law

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2April742
Birth of Charlemagne, Founder of Frankish Empire

Birth of Charlemagne, Founder of Frankish Empire

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2April1899
Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) Ordained a Priest

Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII) Ordained a Priest

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2April1928
Vatican Holy Office Says Catholic Church Always Prays for Jews

Vatican Holy Office Says Catholic Church Always Prays for Jews

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2April1969
Pope Paul VI Paints Catholic Church and Institutions in Crisis

Pope Paul VI Paints Catholic Church and Institutions in Crisis

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2April1978
Episcopal Canon Mary Simpson Becomes First Woman to speaks From Pulpit in Westminster Abbey

Episcopal Canon Mary Simpson Becomes First Woman to speaks From Pulpit in Westminster Abbey

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2April1986
Bomb on TWA Flight Rome to Athens Explodes

Bomb on TWA Flight Rome to Athens Explodes

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2April2004
Lynne Cheney Halts Reissue of Her Lesbian Romance Novel

Lynne Cheney Halts Reissue of Her Lesbian Romance Novel

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3April1481
Pope Sixtus IV Orders Christian Princes to Turn Over Fugitive Heretics

Pope Sixtus IV Orders Christian Princes to Turn Over Fugitive Heretics

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3April1507
Martin Luther Ordained as Priest in Roman Catholic Church

Martin Luther Ordained as Priest in Roman Catholic Church

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3April1933
Franz von Papen Creates 'Kreuz und Adler' to Unite Catholicism with Nazism

Franz von Papen Creates 'Kreuz und Adler' to Unite Catholicism with Nazism

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3April1933
First Conference of German Christians to Organize Protestant Churches into One Church

First Conference of German Christians to Organize Protestant Churches into One Church

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3April1962
Engel v. Vitale: Supreme Court Rules Against Public Schools Requiring Prayers

Engel v. Vitale: Supreme Court Rules Against Public Schools Requiring Prayers

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3April1969
Pope Paul VI Directs Criticism at Liberal Catholics

Pope Paul VI Directs Criticism at Liberal Catholics

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3April1992
Cardinal John O'Connor Decries Criticism of Catholic Church Abortion Policies

Cardinal John O'Connor Decries Criticism of Catholic Church Abortion Policies

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3April1996
Mullah Mohammed Omar Declared Supreme Leader of Muslims in Afghanistan

Mullah Mohammed Omar Declared Supreme Leader of Muslims in Afghanistan

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3April2004
Three Suspects in Madrid Train Bombings Blow Themselves Up in Madrid Suburb

Three Suspects in Madrid Train Bombings Blow Themselves Up in Madrid Suburb

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4April814
Death of Charlemagne, Founder of Frankish Empire

Death of Charlemagne, Founder of Frankish Empire

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4April896
Death of Pope Formosus - Will be Exhumed and Put on Trial

Death of Pope Formosus - Will be Exhumed and Put on Trial

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4April1934
Teachers in Evangelical Religious Schools Must Give 'Heil Hilter' Salute Before and After Each Class

Teachers in Evangelical Religious Schools Must Give 'Heil Hilter' Salute Before and After Each Class

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