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286 – Roman Empire –   Caesar Gaius Aurelius Valerius Maximianus Augustus adopted as senior Co-Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/galerius.html

304 – Rome – Pope Marcellinus died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Marcellinus

457 – Roman Empire – Julius Valerius Majorianus Augustus appointed Roman Emperor (west). http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/majorian.html

1545 – Bolivia – Potosí founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potos%C3%AD

1572 – Netherlands – Capture of Brielle (Eighty Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Brielle

1605 – Rome – Cardinal Alessandro Ottaviano de’ Medici became Pope Leo XI. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_XI

1625 – Brazil – Recapture of Bahia began (Eighty Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapture_of_Bahia

1865 – USA – Battle of Five Forks (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/five-forks.html

1867 – Singapore – Became a British crown colony.

1871 – UK – First part of Brill Tramway opened in Buckinghamshire. http://underground-history.co.uk/brill.php

1873 – Canada – Steamer RMS Atlantic sank off Nova Scotia, 547 killed. http://nswrecks.net/ss-atlantic2.htm

1887 – India – Mumbai Fire Brigade established. http://www.mahafireservice.gov.in/site/Information/aboutMFS.aspx

1891 – USA – Wrigley Company founded in Chicago, Illinois. http://www.wrigley.com/global/about-us/heritage-timeline.aspx

1908 – UK – Territorial Force founded as volunteer reserves to Army. http://www.1914-1918.net/tf.htm

1918 – UK – Royal Flying Corps and Royal Navy Air Service merge to become Royal Air Force. http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2013/apr/01/royal-air-force-formation-1918

1922 – Northern Ireland – Arnon Street Killings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnon_Street_killings

1924 – Germany – Adolf Hitler imprisoned for 9 months.

1924 – Canada – Royal Canadian Air Force formed. http://www.shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca/history/rcaf.htm

1933 – Germany – Nazi boycott of all Jewish owned businesses. http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007693

1935 – India – Reserve Bank of India formed. http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/briefhistory.aspx

1936 – India – Odisha became a state. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odisha

1937 – Spain – Bombing of Jaén (Spanish Civil War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Ja%C3%A9n

1939 – Spain – Final Offensive ended (Spanish Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_offensive_of_the_Spanish_Civil_War

1939 – Spain – Spanish Civil War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Civil_War

1941 – Eritrea – Battle of Keren ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Keren

1941 – Bukovina – Fantana Alba massacre. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A2nt%C3%A2na_Alb%C4%83_massacre

1941 – Iraq – Rashid Ali became Prime Minister after military coup. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashid_Ali_al-Gaylani

1942 – Christmas Island – Battle of Christmas Island ended (WWII). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Christmas_Island

1943 – Germany – RAF attacked Trier & Emmerich (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed near Flemington, New Jersey, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430401-2

1944 – Switzerland – Accidental bombing of Scaffhausen by American forces (WWII). http://www.b24.net/missions/MM040144.htm

1945 – Germany – Battle of Kassel began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kassel_(1945)

1945 – Japan – Battle of Okinawa began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa

1946 – Aleutian Island – Earthquake measuring 8.6Mw, followed by Tsunami which struck Hawaiian Islands, 159 killed. https://youtu.be/09xQ8n6GiTY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1946.html

1947 – Greece – George II died, Paul became King. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_of_Greece

1947 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Tampa, FL, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470401-0

1947 – NZ – Royal NewZealand Navy Mutiny began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1947_Royal_New_Zealand_Navy_mutinies

1952 – USA – Operation Desert Rock IV/OperationTumbler-Snapper began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Rock_exercises https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tumbler%E2%80%93Snapper

1956 – USA – TWA Flight 400 crashed at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, 22 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19560401-0

1964 – Brazil – Brazilian Coup D’état ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Brazilian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

1968 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw, epicentre in Hyuga-nada Sea. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Hy%C5%ABga-nada_earthquake

1971 – Bangladesh – Jinjira Massacre (Bangladesh Liberation War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinjira_massacre

1973 – India – Tiger reservation project started in Corbett National Park. http://projecttiger.nic.in/introduction.htm

1979 – Iran – Became an Islamic Republic.

1989 – Scotland – Community Charge (“Poll Tax”) introduced.

1999 – Canada – Nunavut territory established. http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/visitors/creation-new-nwt

2001 – Netherlands – Same-sex marriage became legal. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21321731

2006 – UK – Serious Organised Crime Agency formed. http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/

2007 – Solomon Islands – Earthquake measuring 8.1Mw, followed by tsunami, 52 killed. http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami2007Solomons.html

2009 – Croatia/Albania – Joined NATO.

2009 – Scotland – Bond Offshore Helicopter Flight 85N crashed off Aberdeenshire coast, 16 killed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/5101802/Helicopter-crash-Super-Puma-pilots-last-words-in-desperate-Mayday-call-revealed.html

2016 – Nagorno-Karabakh – Nagorno-Karabakh clashes began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Nagorno-Karabakh_clashes

York

1914 – Regatta held on River Ouse to celebrate Skeldergate formally free from tolls. http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/victorian/skeldergate-bridge