French inventor Franky Zapata crossed the English Channel on a hoverboard.
The trip from Calais to Dover was 22 miles and took him just 22 minutes to cross.
Two passenger trains derailed in Madhya Pradesh, India.
The cause was flash flooding due to a cyclonic storm. There were 300 passengers, 31 died, and around 100 people were injured.
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog took to Twitter to tell the public that they had broken up.
“After careful thought, thoughtful consideration, and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship,” Kermit said.
Officers closed a highway in Alberta, Canada, after a truck carrying 104 beehives overturned.
Californian Judge Vaughn Walker overturned the same-sex marriage ban.
NASA launched the Phoenix spaceship from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US.
A galaxy named “Dwingeloo 1” was discovered to be just 10 million light-years from our own.
Greek-owned cruise ship “Oceanos” sank off the coast of South Africa due to uncontrollable flooding.
There were no fatalities on this day; however, some crew members were later convicted of negligence.
Three missing members of the Congress of Racial Equality were found partially buried near a dam in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
The United States of America declared neutrality at the beginning of World War I.
It wasn’t until April 2, 1917, that President Woodrow Wilson called for a declaration of war against Germany due to various military vessels’ attacks. After the vote, congress accepted, and war with Germany was declared on April 6.
The Treaty of Sistova was signed, which ended the Ottoman–Habsburg wars.
Mount Asama erupted in Japan, killing around 1,400 people.
The eruption caused a famine, which resulted in an additional 20,000 deaths.
French monk Dom Pierre Pérignon accidentally made champagne.
However, he wasn’t the first to discover this sparkling beverage as sparkling white wine had been around for many years, and other winemakers were producing champagne around the time. Pérignon contributed to the development of what we call champagne today; consequently, his name is one of the most well-known champagne brands.
The first printed edition of the Zohar (Jewish kabbalah) was published.