April 2, English merchants in Quebec petition Governor Haldimand for the repeal of the Quebec Act. Quebec.
1 апреля (20 марта) выходит Манифест о присоединении Финляндии к России.
Торжественно установлен первый столп Исаакиевского собора, в основание заложена платиновая памятная медаль.
Act for the Regulation of the Postal Service comes into effect providing a uniform postal service throughout the country; creation of the office of Postmaster General of Canada; fixes uniform first class postal rate of three cents; establishes Post Office Savings Bank. Ottawa
– The Territorial Force (renamed Territorial Army in 1920) is formed as a volunteer reserve component of the British Army.
Military. Anti-conscription riots break out in Quebec City; several innocent bystanders are killed in battles between rioters and police; the army fires on the crowd, killing four. Québec
Canada prohibits the interprovincial shipment of liquor (till December, 1919).
Alberta government declares total prohibition of alcoholic beverages. Edmonton, Alberta
Saskatchewan Temperance Act comes into forces; all bars must close and liquor sales in clubs and dining cars cease; complete prohibition is now in effect. Regina, Saskatchewan
– The Imperial Jap Navy forms its first seagoing aircraft carrier organization, the First Carrier Division.
The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps were introduced.
– Cold War: Communist forces respond to the introduction of the Deutsche Mark by attempting to force the western powers to withdraw from Berlin. // Soviet troops stop U.S. and British military trains traveling through the Russian zone of occupation in Germany and demand that they be allowed to search the trains.
Принята на вооружение Р- 11М, рассчитанная на применение ядерной ГЧ. Дальность — 270 км. Масса ракеты 5,35 т. Масса ГЧ 0,6 т.
April 2, Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau creates Canada’s First modern lottery, to help pay $250 million deficit from Expo’67; First such lottery in Canada. Montreal.