Special Sub-Topic: April Fools' Day
|Which famous Washington Redskins player, who is also nicknamed 'Meast', was born on April 1st, 1983?|
Sean Taylor. Sean Taylor is a Washington Redskins player who has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and with armed assault. He was born in Miami, Florida. He is 6'3" tall and weighs 212 pounds.
|In what year did Nickelodeon start?|
1979. Nickelodeon is a famous children's television channel that started on April 1, 1979. Nickelodeon broadcasts in South East Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Scandinavia, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Cyprus, India, Italy, Israel, Pakistan, Turkey, Hungary, France, Russia, Africa and Latin America.
|On April 1st, 1891, what famous company started in Chicago, Illinois?|
Wrigley. On April 1st, 1892, Wrigley started selling baking powder and soap. They then started to include gum with their baking soda. The headquarters is in Magnificent Mile, Chicago.
|On April 1st, 1867, what Asian country became a British Crown Colony?|
Singapore. Singapore is an island south of the Malay Peninsula. On April 1st, 1867, Singapore became a British crown colony. Finally on August 9, 1965, after various changes of status, Singapore became fully independent.
|On April 1st, 1873 what British steamer sank off the coast of Nova Scotia?|
RMS Atlantic. On April 1st, 1873, the RMS Atlantic and hit rocks sank off the coast of Nova Scotia killing 562 people. Only 390 people survived the sinking.
|What air force was formed on April 1st, 1924? |
Royal Canadian Air Force. The Royal Canadian Air force was called RCAF until 1968 when it was changed to Canadian Forces Air Command, or AIRCOM. Canada's first aircraft was the AEA Silver Dart, flown by Alexander Graham Bell.
|On April 1st, 2002, what country was the first in the world to legalize Euthanasia? (Euthanasia is the painless killing of a terminally ill person).|
The Netherlands. Euthanasia was legalized for The Netherlands on April 1, 2002. Euthanasia can also fall under the category of assisted suicide by a physician.
|On April 1st, 2006, what country combined the National Crime Squad, National Criminal Intelligence Service, and the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit to form the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA)?|
United Kingdom. On April 1st, 2006, the UK formed SOCA. SOCA acts against organized crime such as illegal drugs trade, money laundering, and people smuggling. SOCA covers the entire nation of the UK.
|What Canadian territory was established on April 1st, 1999?|
Nunavut. Nunavut was formed on April 1st, 1999. Nunavut was carved out of Northwest Territories. Nunavut is currently the largest territory in Canada. Although the boundary was established in 1993, Canada did not formally recognize it until April 1st, 1999.
|On April 1st, 1979, Iran's government became an Islamic Republic, replacing what previous type of government?|
Monarchy & a monarchy. On April 1st, 1979, Iran voted on whether to turn the Iranian Monarchy into the Islamic Republic. Previously in January, 1979, the Shah had fled Iran and two rulers took over, Khomeini and Bakhtiar. The two clashed on how to rule Iran, which led to the vote. 98% voted yes and Bakhtiar was forced to leave. After that, Iran became a republic.
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