April 01: This Day That Year

APR 01

- 1905 - Germany: Government adopted "SOS" as a Morse distress signal (· · · – – – · · ·).

- 1941 - Germany: Nazis ordered to forbid Jews to access cafes.

- 1942 - Mexico switches from 3 time-zones to 2 time-zones system.

- 1956 - Algeria: Violent clashes kills around 380.

- 1960 - USA: NASA launched 1st weather satellite (TIROS 1 - Television Infrared Observation Satellite).

- 1976 - USA: Apple computer founded by Steve Wozniak & Steve Jobs in the garage in Cupertino, California.

- 2001 - Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage.

- 2002 - Netherlands became first country to legalize euthanasia.

- 2004 - Google introduced Gmail.

- 2009 - Croatia and Albania joined NATO.

- 2014 - NATO suspended military cooperation with Russia.

- 2017 - Stockholm: Bob Dylan received his Nobel Prize for Literature.

- 2017 - China announced its plans to build a city in Xiongan New Area, 3 times the size of New York.

- 2019 - USA: Online sales (11.813%) overtook retail sales (11.807%) for the first time.

- 2020 - Wimbledon got cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, happened 1st time World War II.

- 2021 - Taiwan: Martin Lee & Jimmy Lai (democracy protesters) convicted for unauthorized assembly in Hong Kong.

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