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  • London, England
    Tuesday Apr 1, 1698

    April Fools' Day

    "see the Lions washed"

    London, England
    Tuesday Apr 1, 1698

    On April 1, 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to "see the Lions washed".




  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Apr 1, 1965

    James Bond

    The Man with the Golden Gun was published

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Apr 1, 1965

    The Man with the Golden Gun is the twelfth novel (and thirteenth book) of Ian Fleming's James Bond series. It was first published by Jonathan Cape in the UK on 1 April 1965, eight months after the author's death.




  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Apr 1, 1982

    Falklands War

    Leach sent orders to a Royal Navy force carrying out exercises

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Apr 1, 1982

    During a crisis meeting headed by the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Henry Leach, advised them that "Britain could and should send a task force if the islands are invaded". On 1 April, Leach sent orders to a Royal Navy force carrying out exercises in the Mediterranean to prepare to sail south.




  • Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 1, 2003

    Alan Turing

    Turing's work at Bletchley Park was named an IEEE Milestone

    Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 1, 2003

    On 1 April 2003, Turing's work at Bletchley Park was named an IEEE Milestone.




  • Camberley, England
    Saturday Apr 1, 2006

    Prince Harry

    Graduation

    Camberley, England
    Saturday Apr 1, 2006

    In April 2006, Harry completed his officer training and was commissioned as a Cornet (second lieutenant) in the Blues and Royals, a regiment of the Household Cavalry in the British Army.




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