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 This day in History - April 1
462 Historic Events for April 1
1888

Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam

Event
1889

1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)

Event
1891

Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti

Event
1891

London-Paris telephone connection opens

Event
1893

Cicely Courtneidge, Sydney Australia, actress (Double Exposure)

Birth
1895

Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)

Birth
1897

Willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma)

Birth
1898

Roger Bastide, French sociologist

Birth
1898

Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)

Birth
1898

Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], NYC, actress (Blood and Sand)

Birth
1899

NC Mutual opens doors for business

Event
1900

1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"

Event
1901

Fran‡ois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70

Death
1901

Boris Koutzen, composer

Birth
1902

L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 and 0)

Birth
1904

Juan Gil-Albert, poet

Birth
1905

British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya

Event
1905

Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)

Birth
1905

Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72)

Birth
1905

Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)

Birth
1906

Ned Glass, Poland, actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie)

Birth
1906

Sigve Lie, Norway, yachtsmans (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

Birth
1907

Walter Kaufmann, composer

Birth
1908

Abraham H Maslow, US psychologist (humanistic psychology)

Birth
1909

Abner Biberman, Milwaukee Wisc, director/actor (Imhook-Kodiak)

Birth