One of the most well known maritime disasters in history occurred on April 14, 1912, when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.
On April 11, 1919, the International Labour Organization was created.
The first Olympic Games in 1,500 years began on April 6, 1896, in Athens, Greece. Pierre de Coubertin had founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and worked to revive the Olympic Games to promote peace and stability.
On March 11, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Act to provide aid to Allied forces in World War II.
U Thant was born in Pantanaw, British Burma, on January 22, 1909.
On January 18, 1778, Captain James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian islands.
On December 31, 1951, the Marshall Plan expired after providing aid to millions of people in Western Europe.
As instructed by their benefactor, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded on December 10, 1901, on the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.