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April 1st in 2026

Wednesday, April 1, 2026

Today's name is: Harald, Hervor. Congratulations on your name day!

This is week: 14

Day of the year is: 91 of total 365 days.

Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 1577 - The Swedish king Erik XIV buried in Västerås Cathedral.
  • 1605 - Then Clement VIII has died on March 5, Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici is elected Pope and takes the name Leo XI. However, he himself dies already on April 27.[3]
  • 1643 - The town of Åmordh in Dalsland receives city privilege from Queen Christina's guardian government and becomes under the name Purpose the province's only city (nowadays there are a number of municipalities in Dalsland, but Åmål is the only place in the province that is awarded city privileges before the distribution of these ceases with The 1952 municipal reform). Åmål's elevation to a city is an attempt by the authorities to gain better control over and to some extent completely stop the border trade with Norway. However, they do not succeed in preventing the smuggling that takes place when the official trade is stopped.
  • 1807 - During the ongoing the war between Sweden and France the French have occupied most of Swedish Pomerania and since January 30 they besiege the central town Stralsund. On this day, the Swedes carry out a successful raid, which breaks the siege, after which they are soon able to retake the islands Uselessness and Wolin. Already two weeks later, however, the Swedes are defeated by the French in the battle of Ueckermünde and is forced to completely leave Swedish Pomerania in French hands by the summer and retreat to Scania.
  • 1826 - The American inventor of the internal combustion engine. However, it would take another 60 years before gasoline-powered engines began to find any practical use, when the first cars were constructed.
  • 1867 - The Southeast Asian island of Singapore, which has been a British trading post since 1819 and which since 1824 has been entirely in British hands, becomes crown colony within the British Empire. The colony remains British until 1963 (with the exception of 1942–1945, when occupied by Japan), when it is taken over by Malaysia, becoming an independent republic in 1965.
  • 1876 - German entrepreneurs Benno Orenstein and Arthur Koppel found the company Orenstein & Koppel, which manufactures machinery and locomotives. The company still exists today (2022), but has since 1981 stopped manufacturing locomotives and is now focused on construction machinery, such as excavators, bulldozers and road rollers.
  • 1905 - In Germany, a law is introduced, through which the letter combination SOS introduced as a general distress signal when telegraphing with the morse alphabet. The following year it was adopted as an international convention, which entered into force in 1908. The former distress signal CQD, which has been proposed by Marconi Company 1904, but never officially adopted as an international standard, thus soon disappears (e.g. sent at The RMS Titanic sinking in 1912 both CQD and SOS, but it is a myth that it would have been the first time SOS was used - however, it was probably the last time CQD was used).
  • 1918 - The British one of the army and navy air corps, both of which were formed in 1912, merge to form Royal Air Force, which becomes the basis for it British Air Force.
  • 1924 - The German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler sentenced to five years in prison for his involvement in the failed coup d'état in Munich in November of the previous year. He is released after only nine months, but during his imprisonment he writes the first part of his political manifesto Mein Kampf.
  • 1941 - First experimental aircraft completed by Messerschmitt Me 262.
  • 1953 - Sweden's first male nurse, Allan Härsing, graduating in Stockholm.
  • 1976 - The American computer entrepreneurs Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne founding the company Apple Computer, which will be among the first in the world to manufacture personal computers. It is today (2022) one of the leading companies in computer development and the world's most expensive and highly valued company.
  • 1979 - Since the Persian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi under it Iranian revolution has gone into exile in mid-January can the revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini this day proclaim Iran the Islamic Republic, with itself as supreme leader.
  • 1997 - The comet Hale–Bopp seen passing as closest to the sun in its orbit.[4]
  • 2009 - The heavily criticized Swedish law Civil sanctions in the area of intellectual property rights (popularly called The Ipred Act, following the EU directive IPED, on which it is based) enters into force after being voted through in the Riksdag on 25 February. It gives the holder of the copyright to a certain work the right to carry out their own investigations into who has illegally copied the work, if such a so-called piracy has occured.