1621 – The Pilgrim-Wampanoag peace treaty is signed.
1700 – April Fool’s pranks popularized.
1748 – Ruins of Pompeii discovered after being buried for 1700 years.
1789 – The first US House of Representatives elects its first speaker, Pennsylvania Representative Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg.
1919 – LDS April General Conference is delayed due to a pandemic.
1940 – Wangari Muta Maathai is born. Dr. Maathai became an internationally renowned Kenyan environmental political activist, founder of the Green Belt Movement and was the first black woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
1946 – Alaskan earthquake triggers massive tsunami that killed 159 people in Hawaii.
1970 – Nixon signs legislation banning cigarette ads on TV and radio.
1976 – Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs start Apple Computer in Jobs’ parents’ garage.