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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21April368
Roman Law: Christians Don't Have to go to Court on Sundays

Roman Law: Christians Don't Have to go to Court on Sundays

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21April428
Roman Law: Women Forced into Prostitution Will be Freed

Roman Law: Women Forced into Prostitution Will be Freed

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21April1649
Toleration Act Passed in Maryland, Protects Catholics Against Protestant Harassment

Toleration Act Passed in Maryland, Protects Catholics Against Protestant Harassment

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21April1864
Birth of German Sociologist Max Weber

Birth of German Sociologist Max Weber

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21April1946
Body of Italian Fascist Mussolini Stolen From Unmarked Grave

Body of Italian Fascist Mussolini Stolen From Unmarked Grave

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21April1961
Adolf Eichmann Gives Partial Admission of His Role in the Holocaust

Adolf Eichmann Gives Partial Admission of His Role in the Holocaust

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21April1969
Street v. New York: Court Rules N.Y. Law Against Disrespect of U.S. Flag Unconstitutional

Street v. New York: Court Rules N.Y. Law Against Disrespect of U.S. Flag Unconstitutional

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21April1971
U.S. v. Vuitch: Court Rules Abortion to Save Woman's Life is Constitutional

U.S. v. Vuitch: Court Rules Abortion to Save Woman's Life is Constitutional

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22April1213
Fifth Crusade Proclaimed by Pope Innocent III

Fifth Crusade Proclaimed by Pope Innocent III

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22April1864
Coinage Act of 1864: Phrase 'In God We Trust' Will Appear on U.S. Coins

Coinage Act of 1864: Phrase 'In God We Trust' Will Appear on U.S. Coins

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22April1889
Adolf Hitler Baptized by Father Probst at Catholic Church

Adolf Hitler Baptized by Father Probst at Catholic Church

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22April1892
Catholic Newspaper Says Jews Must Be Fought Because They're Evil

Catholic Newspaper Says Jews Must Be Fought Because They're Evil

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23April1876
Birth of German Historian Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, Creates Concept of 'Third Reich'

Birth of German Historian Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, Creates Concept of 'Third Reich'

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23April1942
Munich's White Rose Resistance Group Prints and Distributes Anti-Nazi Leaflets

Munich's White Rose Resistance Group Prints and Distributes Anti-Nazi Leaflets

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23April2002
American Cardinals Meet with Pope John Paul II to Discuss Sex Abuse Crisis

American Cardinals Meet with Pope John Paul II to Discuss Sex Abuse Crisis

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24April380
Roman Law: Women Exempt From Working in Theaters if they Convert to Christianity

Roman Law: Women Exempt From Working in Theaters if they Convert to Christianity

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24April387
Augustine of Hippo Baptized on Easter Eve

Augustine of Hippo Baptized on Easter Eve

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24April1915
Beginning of First Modern Genocide, Perpetrated by Ottoman Empire Against Armenians

Beginning of First Modern Genocide, Perpetrated by Ottoman Empire Against Armenians

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24April1916
Easter Rising by Irish Republican Brotherhood Launched for Independent Irish State

Easter Rising by Irish Republican Brotherhood Launched for Independent Irish State

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24April1925
John Scopes Uses School Text Book to Teach Evolution

John Scopes Uses School Text Book to Teach Evolution

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24April1934
Creation of People's Court: Ruthless in Defending Hitler's Nazi Ideology

Creation of People's Court: Ruthless in Defending Hitler's Nazi Ideology

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24April1944
U.S. v. Ballard: Government Doesn't Have Authority to Evaluate Religious Beliefs

U.S. v. Ballard: Government Doesn't Have Authority to Evaluate Religious Beliefs

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24April1961
Torcaso v. Watkins: Supreme Court Rules Against Religious Tests for Public Office

Torcaso v. Watkins: Supreme Court Rules Against Religious Tests for Public Office

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24April1963
Sherber v. Verner: Supreme Court Supports Right to Refuse Work on Sabbath

Sherber v. Verner: Supreme Court Supports Right to Refuse Work on Sabbath

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24April2005
Pope Benedict XVI Formally Inaugurated

Pope Benedict XVI Formally Inaugurated

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