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Today is Palm Sunday, April 1, the 92nd day of 2012. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 1, 1912, the city of Branson, Mo., was incorporated.

On this date:
In 286, Emperor Diocletian elevates his general Maximian to co-emperor with the rank of Augustus and gives him control over the Western regions of the Roman Empire.
In 325, Crown Prince Jin Chengdi, age 4, succeeds his father Jin Mingdi as emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
In 457, Majorian is acclaimed emperor by the Roman army.
In 527, Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.
In 1293, Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
In 1318, Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from England.
In 1340, Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
In 1572, In the Eighty Years' War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
In 1789, In New York City, the United States House of Representatives holds its first quorum and elects Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first House Speaker.
In 1826, Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.
In 1833, The Convention of 1833, a political gathering of settlers in Mexican Texas to help draft a series of petitions to the Mexican government, begins in San Felipe de Austin
In 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, established a fire department made up of paid city employees.
In 1854, Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens' magazine, Household Words.
In 1865, American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks, In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
In 1867, Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
In 1871, The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
In 1873, The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
In 1887, Mumbai Fire Brigade is established.
In 1891, The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1893, The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.
In 1908, The Territorial Force (renamed Territorial Army in 1920) is formed as a volunteer reserve component of the British Army.
In 1918, The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
In 1919, The Staatliches Bauhaus school was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.
In 1922, Six Irish Catholic civilians are shot and beaten-to-death by a gang of policemen in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
In 1924, Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.
In 1924, The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
In 1933, The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in a series of anti-Semitic acts.
In 1933, English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
In 1936, Orissa formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India.
In 1937, Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
In 1939, the United States recognized the government of Gen. Francisco Franco in Spain, the same day Franco went on radio to declare victory in the Spanish Civil War.
In 1941, The Blockade Runner Badge for the German navy is instituted.
In 1941, A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
In 1944, Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
In 1945, American forces launched the amphibious invasion of Okinawa during World War II.
In 1946, Aleutian Island earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159, mostly in Hilo.
In 1946, Formation of the Malayan Union.
In 1947, Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
In 1948, Cold War: Berlin Airlift – Military forces, under direction of the Russian-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.
In 1948, Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
In 1949, Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
In 1949, The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
In 1949, The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
In 1955, The EOKA rebellion against The British Empire begins in Cyprus, with the goal of obtaining the desired unification ("enosis") with Greece.
In 1957, The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs programme Panorama.
In 1959, Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
In 1960, The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
In 1962, the Katherine Anne Porter novel "Ship of Fools," an allegory about the rise of Nazism in Germany, was first published by Little, Brown & Co. on April Fool's Day.
In 1967, The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
In 1969, The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force.
In 1970, President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971.
In 1971, Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army massacred over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh.
In 1972, the first Major League Baseball players' strike began; it lasted 12 days.
In 1973, Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India.
In 1974, In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
In 1976, Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
In 1976, Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S..
In 1976, The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
In 1978, The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
In 1979, Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
In 1984, recording star Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. in Los Angeles, the day before his 45th birthday. (The elder Gay pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and received probation.)
In 1987, in his first speech on the AIDS epidemic, President Ronald Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, "We've declared AIDS public health enemy no. 1."
In 1989, Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the "poll tax"), is introduced in Scotland.
In 1992, Start of the Bosnian war.
In 1992, the National Hockey League Players' Association went on its first-ever strike, which lasted 10 days.
In 1997, Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
In 1999, Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
In 2001, An EP-3E United States Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, People's Republic of China and is detained.
In 2001, Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
In 2001, Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first country to allow it.
In 2006, The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the "British FBI", is created in the United Kingdom.
In 2009, Croatia and Albania join NATO.
In 2011, After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed 13 people, including eight foreign workers.

Ten years ago: Israeli tanks and bulldozers rumbled into more Palestinian towns and massed on the edge of Bethlehem in an expansion of a West Bank offensive. Maryland won its first NCAA men's basketball championship with a 64-52 victory over Indiana.

Five years ago: Iran's state television aired new video showing two of the 15 captured British sailors pointing to a spot on a map of the Persian Gulf where they were seized and saying it was in Iranian territorial waters; Britain's Foreign Office immediately denounced the video. Morgan Pressel became the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history with a game well beyond her 18 years, closing with a 3-under 69 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

One year ago: Afghans angry over the burning of a Quran at a small Florida church stormed a U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan, killing seven foreigners, including four Nepalese guards. Jimmer Fredette was named The Associated Press' player of the year after leading the nation in scoring and BYU to one of its best basketball seasons; Notre Dame's Mike Brey was named coach of the year.

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Jane Powell is 84. Actress Grace Lee Whitney is 82. Actress Debbie Reynolds is 80. Country singer Jim Ed Brown is 78. Actor Don Hastings is 78. Blues singer Eddie King is 74. Actress Ali MacGraw is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley is 73. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 64. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 62. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 62. Actress Annette O'Toole is 60. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 59. Singer Susan Boyle (TV: "Britain's Got Talent") is 51. Country singer Woody Lee is 44. Actress Jessica Collins is 41. Rapper-actor Method Man is 41. Movie directors Allen and Albert Hughes are 40. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 39. Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva is 37. Actor David Oyelowo is 36. Singer Bijou Phillips is 32. Actor Sam Huntington is 30. Actor Matt Lanter is 29. Actor Josh Zuckerman is 27.

Other notable birthdays, April 1:
1934, Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist
1939, Phil Niekro, American baseball player
1939, Rudolph Isley, American singer (The Isley Brothers)
1942, Phil Margo, American musician (The Tokens)
1944, Rusty Staub, American baseball player
1945, John Barbata, American drummer (The Sentinels, The Turtles and Jefferson Airplane)
1947, Robin Scott, English singer (M)
1955, Terry Nichols, American convicted accomplice in the Oklahoma City bombing
1957, Denise Nickerson, American actress
1960, Michael Praed, British actor
1961, Mark White, British guitarist (ABC)
1964, Scott Stevens, Canadian ice hockey player
1965, Mark Jackson, American basketball player
1968, Traci Lind, American actress
1972, Jesse Tobias, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers and Splendid)
1981, Hannah Spearritt, British singer and actor (S Club 7)
1983, John Axford, Canadian baseball player
1985, Daniel Murphy, American baseball player
1985, Josh Zuckerman, American actor
1986, Hillary Scott, American singer (Lady Antebellum)
1988, Brook Lopez, American basketball player
1988, Robin Lopez, American basketball player
1997, Asa Butterfield, English actor

Born on this day, April 1, passed away:
1815, Otto von Bismarck, German statesman (d. 1898)
1873, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1943)
1883, Lon Chaney Sr., American actor (d. 1930)
1885, Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
1909, Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1951)
1920, Toshirō Mifune, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
1928, George Grizzard, American actor (d. 2007)
1946, Ronnie Lane, English musician, songwriter, and producer (Faces and Small Faces) (d. 1997)
1947, Norm Van Lier, American basketball player (d. 2009)
1949, Gil Scott-Heron, American musician and author (d. 2011)
1954, Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (Toto and Clover) (d. 1992)
1963, Teddy Diaz, Filipino guitarist (The Dawn) ([sign in to see URL])
1964, Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (d. 2008)
1983, Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)

Notable deaths, April 1:
1839, Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
1914, Rube Waddell, American baseball player (b. 1876)
1917, Scott Joplin, American musician and composer (b. 1868)
1946, Noah Beery Sr., American actor (b. 1882)
1950, Charles R. Drew, American physician (b. 1904)
1984, Marvin Gaye, American singer (The Moonglows) (b. 1939)
1991, Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1894)
1992, Nigel Preston, English drummer (The Cult) (b. 1959)
1993, Alan Kulwicki, American race car driver (b. 1954)
1996, John McSherry, American baseball umpire (b. 1944)
1999, Jesse Stone, American musician and songwriter (b. 1901)
2000, Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
2004, Paul Atkinson, British guitarist (The Zombies) (b. 1946)
2004, Carrie Snodgress, American actress (b. 1946)
2010, John Forsythe, American actor (b. 1918)

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Today is Monday, April 1, the 91st day of 2013. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 1, 1789, the U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York; Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House speaker.

One year ago: A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, pledged to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups. Myanmar's democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee), was elected to her country's parliament. Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid died at age 77. Taylor Swift won her second consecutive entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Jane Powell is 85. Actress Grace Lee Whitney is 83. Actress Debbie Reynolds is 81. Country singer Jim Ed Brown is 79. Actor Don Hastings is 79. Actress Ali MacGraw is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley is 74. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 65. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 63. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 63. Actress Annette O'Toole is 61. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 60. Singer Susan Boyle (TV: "Britain's Got Talent") is 52. Country singer Woody Lee is 45. Actress Jessica Collins is 42. Rapper-actor Method Man is 42. Movie directors Albert and Allen Hughes are 41. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 40. Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva is 38. Actor David Oyelowo is 37. Singer Bijou Phillips is 33. Actor Sam Huntington is 31. Actor Matt Lanter is 30. Actor Josh Zuckerman is 28. Country singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 27.

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Today is Tuesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2014. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 1, 1789, the U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York; Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House speaker.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush signed into law new protections for the unborn that for the first time made it a separate federal crime to harm a fetus during an assault on the mother. Michigan won the NIT championship with a 62-55 victory over Rutgers. Actress Carrie Snodgress died in Los Angeles at age 57.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama, in London for an economic crisis summit, sought to rally the world's top and emerging powers to help cope with a global downturn; chanting protesters clashed with riot police in the British capital. Sixteen people, most of them oil workers, were killed when a Super Puma helicopter crashed into the North Sea off Scotland's northeast coast. In a college baseball blowout, Eastern Kentucky was leading Kentucky State 49-1 when the teams stopped playing after five innings (they also agreed to cancel the second game of a scheduled double-header).

One year ago: Prosecutors announced they would seek the death penalty for James Holmes should he be convicted in the July 2012 Colorado movie theater attack that killed 12 people. A cast member of the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD," Shain Gandee, 21, was found dead in a sport utility vehicle in a West Virginia ditch along with his uncle and a friend; they had succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning after the SUV's tail pipe became submerged.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Jane Powell is 85. Actress Grace Lee Whitney is 84. Actress Debbie Reynolds is 82. Country singer Jim Ed Brown is 80. Actor Don Hastings is 80. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is 75. Actress Ali MacGraw is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley is 75. Baseball All-Star Rusty Staub is 70. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 66. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 64. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 64. Actress Annette O'Toole is 62. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 61. Singer Susan Boyle (TV: "Britain's Got Talent") is 53. Country singer Woody Lee is 46. Actress Jessica Collins is 43. Rapper-actor Method Man is 43. Movie directors Allen and Albert Hughes are 42. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 41. Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva is 39. Actor David Oyelowo is 38. Singer Bijou Phillips is 34. Actor Sam Huntington is 32. Comedian-actor Taran Killam is 32. Actor Matt Lanter is 31. Actor Josh Zuckerman is 29. Country singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 28. Actor Asa Butterfield is 17.

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Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 1, 1945, American forces launched the amphibious invasion of Okinawa during World War II. (U.S. forces succeeded in capturing the Japanese island on June 22.)

Ten years ago: The Vatican reported that Pope John Paul II was near death, his breathing shallow and his heart and kidneys failing. President Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, pleaded guilty to sneaking classified documents out of the National Archives; he was later sentenced to two years' probation.

Five years ago: Roman Catholic cardinals across Europe used their Holy Thursday sermons to defend Pope Benedict XVI from accusations he'd played a role in covering up sex abuse scandals. Dayton denied the previous year's national champs another title as the Flyers beat North Carolina 79-68 to win the NIT. Actor John Forsythe, 92, died in Santa Ynez, Calif.

One year ago: Mocking his critics, President Barack Obama boasted that 7.1 million people had signed up for his health care law, and said "the debate over repealing this law is over." Congress demanded answers from General Motors' new CEO, Mary Barra, on why the automaker had taken 10 years to recall cars with a faulty ignition switch linked at that time to 13 traffic deaths; Barra acknowledged that the company took too long to act.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Jane Powell is 86. Actress Grace Lee Whitney is 85. Actress Debbie Reynolds is 83. Country singer Jim Ed Brown is 81. Actor Don Hastings is 81. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is 76. Actress Ali MacGraw is 76. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley is 76. Baseball All-Star Rusty Staub is 71. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 67. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 65. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 65. Actress Annette O'Toole is 63. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 62. Singer Susan Boyle is 54. Actor Jose Zuniga is 53. Country singer Woody Lee is 47. Actress Jessica Collins is 44. Rapper-actor Method Man is 44. Movie directors Albert and Allen Hughes are 43. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 42. Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva is 40. Actor David Oyelowo (oh-YEHLOH'-oh) is 39. Singer Bijou Phillips is 35. Actor Sam Huntington is 33. Comedian-actor Taran Killam is 33. Actor Matt Lanter is 32. Actor Josh Zuckerman is 30. Country singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 29. Actor Asa Butterfield is 18.

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Today is Friday, April 1, the 92nd day of 2016. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

Today's Highlights in History:

On April 1, 1976, Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The federally created Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail for short) began operations in the northeastern U.S. (it was taken over in 1999 by CSX and Norfolk Southern).

Ten years ago: Former hostage Jill Carroll arrived in Germany, where the freelance American journalist strongly disavowed statements she had recorded during her captivity in Iraq and shortly after her release, saying she'd been repeatedly threatened. Two American pilots were killed when their Apache helicopter was shot down near Baghdad.

Five years ago: Afghans angry over the burning of a Quran at a small Florida church stormed a U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan, killing seven foreigners, including four Nepalese guards. Jimmer Fredette was named The Associated Press player of the year after leading the nation in scoring and BYU to one of its best basketball seasons. Notre Dame's Mike Brey was named coach of the year.

One year ago: Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was charged with accepting nearly $1 million worth of gifts and travel from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors on the donor's behalf; a defiant Menendez, maintaining his innocence, declared he was "not going anywhere." Eleven former Atlanta public school educators were convicted of racketeering for their role in a cheating scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history. Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, died at her home in Spain; she was 75.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Jane Powell is 87. Actress Debbie Reynolds is 84. Actor Don Hastings is 82. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is 77. Actress Ali MacGraw is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley is 77. Baseball All-Star Rusty Staub is 72. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 68. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 66. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 66. Actress Annette O'Toole is 64. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 63. Singer Susan Boyle is 55. Actor Jose Zuniga is 54. Country singer Woody Lee is 48. Actress Jessica Collins is 45. Rapper-actor Method Man is 45. Movie directors Allen and Albert Hughes are 44. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 43. Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva is 41. Actor David Oyelowo (oh-YEL'-oh-woh) is 40. Actor JJ Field is 38. Singer Bijou Phillips is 36. Actor Sam Huntington is 34. Comedian-actor Taran Killam is 34. Actor Matt Lanter is 33. Actor Josh Zuckerman is 31. Country singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 30. Actor Asa Butterfield is 19.

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Today is Saturday, April 1, the 91st day of 2017. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 1, 1917, Scott Joplin, "The King of Ragtime Writers," died at a New York City hospital. Joplin, the composer of "Maple Leaf Rag," ''The Entertainer," ''The Easy Winners," ''Heliotrope Bouquet" and "Solace," among other ragtime pieces, was believed to have been 49 years old at the time of his death.

Ten years ago: Iran's state television aired new video showing two of the 15 captured British sailors and marines pointing to a spot on a map of the Persian Gulf where they were seized and saying it was in Iranian territorial waters; Britain's Foreign Office immediately denounced the video. At age 18 years and 10 months, Morgan Pressel became the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history, closing with a 3-under 69 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. (Pressel's age record has since been broken by Lydia Ko.)

Five years ago: A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, pledged to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups. Myanmar's democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee), was elected to her country's parliament. Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid died at age 77. Taylor Swift was named entertainer of the year for the second year in a row at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

One year ago: World leaders ended a nuclear security summit in Washington by declaring progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished. Chicago teachers staged a one-day strike in the nation's third-largest district. Spain's Javier Fernandez defended his figure skating world title at the championship in Boston; Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan placed second while Jin Boyang of China came in third.

Today's Birthdays — April 1: Actress Jane Powell is 88. Actor Don Hastings is 83. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is 78. Actress Ali MacGraw is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley is 78. Baseball All-Star Rusty Staub is 73. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 69. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 67. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 67. Actress Annette O'Toole is 65. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 64. Singer Susan Boyle is 56. Actor Jose Zuniga is 55. Country singer Woody Lee is 49. Actress Jessica Collins is 46. Rapper-actor Method Man is 46. Movie directors Albert and Allen Hughes are 45. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 44. Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva is 42. Actor David Oyelowo (oh-YEHLOH'-oh) is 41. Actor JJ Field is 39. Singer Bijou Phillips is 37. Actor Sam Huntington is 35. Comedian-actor Taran Killam is 35. Actor Matt Lanter is 34. Actor Josh Zuckerman is 32. Country singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 31. Actor Asa Butterfield is 20.

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Today is Easter Sunday, April 1, the 91st day of 2018. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 1, 1918, Britain's Royal Air Force came into being toward the end of World War I as the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service were merged into a single, independent entity.

Ten years ago: The Pentagon made public a legal memo dated March 14, 2003 that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects, saying that President George W. Bush's wartime authority trumped any international ban on torture. (The memo was rescinded in December 2003.) Top executives of the country's five biggest oil companies told a skeptical Congress they knew record fuel prices were hurting people, but argued it wasn't their fault and that their huge profits were in line with other industries.

Five years ago: Prosecutors announced they would seek the death penalty for James Holmes should he be convicted in the July 2012 Colorado movie theater attack that killed 12 people. (Holmes, found guilty of murder, ended up being sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.) A cast member of the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD," Shain Gandee, 21, was found dead in a sport utility vehicle in a West Virginia ditch along with his uncle and a friend; the cause was accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

One year ago: An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia, leaving more than 300 dead. Bob Dylan finally received his Nobel Literature diploma and medal during a small gathering in Stockholm, where he was performing a concert. Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny A. Yevtushenko died at a Tulsa, Okla., hospital. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu produced a remarkable comeback to win the men's world figure skating title in Helsinki. Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, Kansas coach Bill Self, former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause and former UConn star Rebecca Lobo were among 11 people named to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Today's Birthdays — April 1: Actress Jane Powell is 89. Actor Don Hastings is 84. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is 79.. Actress Ali MacGraw is 79. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rudolph Isley is 79. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 70. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 68. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 68. Actress Annette O'Toole is 66. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 65. Singer Susan Boyle is 57. Actor Jose Zuniga is 56. Country singer Woody Lee is 50. Actress Jessica Collins is 47. Rapper-actor Method Man is 47. Movie directors Albert and Allen Hughes are 46. Political commentator Rachel Maddow is 45. Tennis player Magdalena Maleeva is 43. Actor David Oyelowo (oh-YEHLOH'-oh) is 42. Actor JJ Field is 40. Singer Bijou Phillips is 38. Actor Sam Huntington is 36. Comedian-actor Taran Killam is 36. Actor Matt Lanter is 35. Actor Josh Zuckerman is 33. Country singer Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) is 32. Actor Asa Butterfield is 21.

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