Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 1

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This is a list of selected April 1 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled April 1, 2019 featured article or the April 1, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
April Fools' Day; globalize
Assyrian New Year; many unreliable sources
* 1572Dutch Revolt: The Geuzen captured the undefended town of Brielle from Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, providing the first foothold on land for the rebels. refimprove section (CN tags)
* 1789Frederick Muhlenberg became the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. refimprove
* 1854Hard Times, the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, was released. unreferenced sections
* 1924Wrigley Jr. opened a company, packaging chewing gum with each can of baking powder. unreferenced section
* 1935 – The Reserve Bank of India, the nation's central bank, was founded during the British Raj. needs rewrite
* 1996 – The government of Nova Scotia amalgamated the City of Halifax and the over 200 communities around the area to create the Halifax Regional Municipality. refimprove section
* 1999 – Canada's newest territory Nunavut came into being. refimprove section
* 2004Google launched Gmail, now the most widely used web mail system. expansion
* 2006 – Several British policing agencies joined together to become the Serious Organised Crime Agency. refimprove section
William Harvey (b. 1578) refimprove section

Eligible: normal versions

Eligible: joke versions


April 1: Easter (Western Christianity, 2018); Iranian Islamic Republic Day; Edible Book Day

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler

Joseph de Maistre (b. 1753) · Frederick Denison Maurice (d. 1872) · Cynthia Lennon (d. 2015)

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