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It happened on a… April 1

2017

Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm.

2004

Google Inc. announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail service called Gmail.

1999

The Canadian territory of Nunavut was created. It was carved from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories and covered about 772,000 square miles.

1983

New York Islander Mike Bossy became the first NHL player to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons.

1978

New York Islanders right wing Mike Bossy becomes first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season.

1976

Apple Computer began operations.

1938

Nescafé introduces their flagship brand in Switzerland

The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, NY.

1930

“The Blue Angel” starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany.

1924

The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.

1905

“SOS” first adopted as a morse distress signal (· · · – – – · · ·) by German government

1891

French painter Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti.

1873

British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die.

1748

Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.

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