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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16April1933
Bishop Hans Meiser Has Churches Declare Loyalty and Obedience to German Government

Bishop Hans Meiser Has Churches Declare Loyalty and Obedience to German Government

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16April1936
Volksgerichtshof ('People's Court') Made Permanent in Nazi Germany

Volksgerichtshof ('People's Court') Made Permanent in Nazi Germany

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16April1947
Rudolf Höss, Commandant of Auschwitz, Hanged With His Own Gallows at Auschwitz

Rudolf Höss, Commandant of Auschwitz, Hanged With His Own Gallows at Auschwitz

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17April364
Roman Law Requires All Merchants to Pay Taxes, Even Priests

Roman Law Requires All Merchants to Pay Taxes, Even Priests

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17April392
Roman Law Bans Circuses on Sunday for Distracting Christians

Roman Law Bans Circuses on Sunday for Distracting Christians

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17April1397
At the Court of Richard II, Geoffrey Chaucer Tells His Canterbury Tales

At the Court of Richard II, Geoffrey Chaucer Tells His Canterbury Tales

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17April1521
Martin Luther Appears Before Diet of Worms

Martin Luther Appears Before Diet of Worms

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17April1905
Lochner v. New York: Supreme Court Rules on Right to Free Contracts

Lochner v. New York: Supreme Court Rules on Right to Free Contracts

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17April1944
Catholic Priest and Pacifist Max Metzger Executed for Sedition

Catholic Priest and Pacifist Max Metzger Executed for Sedition

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18April1857
Birth of Clarence Darrow, One of America's Most Famous Lawyers

Birth of Clarence Darrow, One of America's Most Famous Lawyers

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18April1955
Death of Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Prize Recipient

Death of Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Prize Recipient

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18April1962
Husband of Excommunicated Segregationist Una Gaillot Wants Same Treatment

Husband of Excommunicated Segregationist Una Gaillot Wants Same Treatment

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18April1988
John Demjanjuk Convicted in Israel of War Crimes

John Demjanjuk Convicted in Israel of War Crimes

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18April2004
Radical Muslim Cleric Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad: Lives of Non-Muslims Have No Value

Radical Muslim Cleric Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad: Lives of Non-Muslims Have No Value

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19April1566
Pope Pius V Reverses Previous Liberal Polices for Jews

Pope Pius V Reverses Previous Liberal Polices for Jews

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19April1882
Death of Charles Darwin

Death of Charles Darwin

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19April1943
Swiss Scientist Albert Hofmann Takes First Intentional LSD Trip

Swiss Scientist Albert Hofmann Takes First Intentional LSD Trip

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19April1993
Assault on Branch Davidian Compound in Texas Kills 76 People, Including David Koresh

Assault on Branch Davidian Compound in Texas Kills 76 People, Including David Koresh

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19April2005
Election of Josef Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI

Election of Josef Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI

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20April1096
Peter the Hermit Leads 40,000 Commoners on Peasants' Crusade

Peter the Hermit Leads 40,000 Commoners on Peasants' Crusade

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20April1233
Inquisition Starts Campaign Against Cathars

Inquisition Starts Campaign Against Cathars

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20April1884
Pope Leo XIII Rejects Idea that Humans Have Equal Rights and Should be Sovereign

Pope Leo XIII Rejects Idea that Humans Have Equal Rights and Should be Sovereign

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20April1889
Klara Hitler Gives Birth to First and Only Son, Adolf

Klara Hitler Gives Birth to First and Only Son, Adolf

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20April1939
Catholic Church Bells Ring at Noon for Hitler's 50th Birthday

Catholic Church Bells Ring at Noon for Hitler's 50th Birthday

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21April-753
Founding of Rome by Twin Brothers Romulus and Remus

Founding of Rome by Twin Brothers Romulus and Remus

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