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This Day in History for April 1 – Apple Founded and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1700 – English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other (More info)

1933 – The Nazi persecution of Jews begins in Germany with a boycott of Jewish businesses (More info)

1976 – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (More info)

1984 – Soul legend Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his own father (More info)

2001 – The Netherlands becomes the first country to legalize same-sex marriage (More info)

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