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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4April1958
First Unitarian Church v. L.A. County: Government Can't Condition Tax Exemptions on Loyalty Oath

First Unitarian Church v. L.A. County: Government Can't Condition Tax Exemptions on Loyalty Oath

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5April1291
The Siege of Acre Begins

The Siege of Acre Begins

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5April1588
Birth of Thomas Hobbes

Birth of Thomas Hobbes

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5April1775
Pope Pius VI Issues Infamous 'Edict Concerning Jews', Reinstates Anti-Semitic Legislation

Pope Pius VI Issues Infamous 'Edict Concerning Jews', Reinstates Anti-Semitic Legislation

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5April1922
American Birth Control League is Incorporated in New York

American Birth Control League is Incorporated in New York

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5April1937
Gestapo Colonel Josef Meisinger: Prosecute Homosexuals as Enemies of the State

Gestapo Colonel Josef Meisinger: Prosecute Homosexuals as Enemies of the State

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5April1946
At Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal Rudolf Höss Testifies to Murdering 3 Million in Auschwitz

At Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal Rudolf Höss Testifies to Murdering 3 Million in Auschwitz

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5April1969
Pope Paul VI Addresses Criticism of Excessive Pomp in Catholic Church

Pope Paul VI Addresses Criticism of Excessive Pomp in Catholic Church

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5April1969
Pope Paul VI Rejects Allowing Priests to Marry

Pope Paul VI Rejects Allowing Priests to Marry

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6April1199
Richard I Lionheart Dies in His Mother's Arms

Richard I Lionheart Dies in His Mother's Arms

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6April1204
Armies of the Fourth Crusade Begin Assault on Constantinople

Armies of the Fourth Crusade Begin Assault on Constantinople

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6April1453
Ottoman Sultan Mehned II Begins Siege of Constantinople

Ottoman Sultan Mehned II Begins Siege of Constantinople

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6April1925
Creation of the Schutzstaffel (SS)

Creation of the Schutzstaffel (SS)

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6April1941
Nazi Germany Invades Greece and Yugoslavia

Nazi Germany Invades Greece and Yugoslavia

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7April1506
Birth of Saint Francis Xavier, Founding Member of the Jesuits

Birth of Saint Francis Xavier, Founding Member of the Jesuits

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7April1829
Mormon Church Founder Joseph Smith Begins to Create Book of Mormon

Mormon Church Founder Joseph Smith Begins to Create Book of Mormon

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7April1925
Hitler Formally Renounces Austrian Citizenship

Hitler Formally Renounces Austrian Citizenship

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7April1933
Bavaria's Catholic Bishops Instruct Priests to Oppose Godlessness, Support the Government

Bavaria's Catholic Bishops Instruct Priests to Oppose Godlessness, Support the Government

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8April1099
Peter Bartholomew Agrees to Trial by Fire to Prove He Found the Holy Lance

Peter Bartholomew Agrees to Trial by Fire to Prove He Found the Holy Lance

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8April1271
Krak des Chevaliers, Knights Hospitalier Headquarters, Conquered by Mamluks

Krak des Chevaliers, Knights Hospitalier Headquarters, Conquered by Mamluks

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8April1903
Nebraska Passes Law Against Desecration of U.S. Flag

Nebraska Passes Law Against Desecration of U.S. Flag

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9April423
Emperor Theodosius II Repeats Roman Ban on Jews Owning Christian Slaves

Emperor Theodosius II Repeats Roman Ban on Jews Owning Christian Slaves

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9April423
Emperors Theodosius II and Honorius Repeat Denial of Privileges for Heretics

Emperors Theodosius II and Honorius Repeat Denial of Privileges for Heretics

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9April1349
Death of William of Ockham, Philosopher and English Franciscan Theologian

Death of William of Ockham, Philosopher and English Franciscan Theologian

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9April1852
Brigham Young Gives Sermon on Adam-God Doctrine for Mormonism

Brigham Young Gives Sermon on Adam-God Doctrine for Mormonism

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Birth of Oswald Spengler, Philosopher & Historian
Elkhart v. Brooks: Court Upholds Unconstitutionality of 10 Commandments Monument
Braunfeld v. Brown: Supreme Court Rules Pennsylvania's Blue Laws Are Constitutional
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Constantinople Captured by Ottoman Turks, Ending the Roman Empire