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29 March 2018

What’s on in April 2018…

or what will be in the News

by AGGro


* APRIL FOOL’S DAY all pranks to be completed before 12pm, be fully risk assessed & comply with Health & Safety Legislation

* 100 years ago: WW1- Royal Air Force founded by combining the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

* Cricket -Women’s T20 tri-series: England v India, Mumbai

* Chris Evans (BBC DJ) is 52 today

TUES 3rd * Cricket -Women’s T20 tri-series final, Mumbai

*  Football – Champions League quarter-final first legs –until 04/04

* Nigel Farage is 54 & Leona Lewis is 33 today.

WED 4th * COMMONWEALTH GAMES, Gold Coast, Australia – until 16/04/2018

* 50 years ago: Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  (1929-1968) American clergyman and civil rights leader, particularly known his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience – shot by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee.

THURS 5th * Deadline for claiming PAYE tax refund for the 2013/14 tax year.

* Golf – Masters, Augusta National until 08/04

* Football – Europa League quarter-finals first legs

* Football – Women’s World Cup qualifying – Switzerland v Scotland

* Agnetha Fältskog (Abba) is 68 & Janice Long (BBC R2 DJ) is 63 today

FRI 6th * First day of the new tax year 2018/19.

* Football – Women’s World Cup qualifying – England v Wales; Netherlands v Northern Ireland

* Tennis – Davis Cup quarter-finals – until 08/04

SAT 7th  * World Health Day 2018

* 50 years ago: Jim Clark (Racing driver) is killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim.

SUN 8th * The Olivier Awards (42nd) Royal Albert Hall – ceremony showcases live performances from West End’s biggest shows,

* Formula 1 – Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir

* Football – Checkatrade Trophy final, Wembley

* Cricket – 1st women’s ODI: India v England

MON 9th
TUES 10th * Courts and Tribunals Judiciary: Easter term starts – ends  Friday 25 May

* Football – Champions League quarter-final second legs – until 11/04

* Football – Women’s World Cup qualifying – Bosnia & Herzegovina v England; Northern Ireland v Norway; Scotland v Poland

WED 11th * Cricket – 2nd women’s ODI: India v England

* 50 years ago: US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act 1968

THURS 12th * Football – Europa League quarter-finals second legs


FRI 13th * RHS Flower Show, Cardiff. – until 15/04/18

* Cricket – County Championship season starts

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Radio Berlin announces the discovery by Wehrmacht of mass graves of Poles, purportedly killed by Soviets, in the Katyn massacre.

SAT 14th * Motorsport: Formula E – Rome E-Prix, Race 7

* Horse racing – Grand National, Aintree

*Football – Scottish Cup semi-finals – until 15/04

* Cricket – 3rd women’s ODI: India v England

SUN 15th * Motorsport: Formula 1 – Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

* Motorsport: WRC France- until 08/04/18

MON 16th * 100 years ago: Birth of Spike Milligan (Goon)  (d. 2002)
TUES 17th * London Schools return for Summer Term
WED 18th * 75 years ago: WW2 – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (Japanese naval strategy chief) assassinated by American P38’s over Bougainville when his plane is shot down.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – The “Palm Sunday massacre” – RAF shot down large numbers of German troop-transport aircraft on way Tunisia to pick up isolated German troops.

THURS 19th * 250 years ago: Death of Canaletto (Italian painter) – born 1697.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Warsaw Ghetto uprising: On the Eve of Passover, Jews resist German attempts to deport the Jewish community.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Bermuda Conference -. U.K. and U.S. leaders discuss plight of European Jews – until 30/04/1943

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Belgian partisans attack railway convoy transporting Belgian Jews to Auschwitz – largest attack on a Holocaust train and 236 Jews escape.

FRI 20th * National Motorhome & Campervan Show, East of England Showground, Peterborough. 300 exhibitors –  until  22/04/2018

* 50 years ago: Enoch Powell made his controversial ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech

SAT 21st * HRH Queen Elizabeth II is 92 today

* World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield until 7 May 2018


– Mens FA Cup semi-finals, Wembley – until 22/04/18/

– Women’s Champions League semi-finals first legs until 22/04/18/

* Men’s Rugby Union – European Champions Cup semi-finals until 22/04/18/

* Men’s Rugby League – Challenge Cup fifth round until 22/04/18/

* 100 years ago: WW1 – The Red Baron is shot down over Vaux-sur-Somme.

SUN 22nd * Athletics – London Marathon
MON 23rd * ST GEORGES DAY Patron Saint of England

* 100 years ago: WWI – Zeebrugge Raid, British Navy attempted to seal off German U-boat base.

TUES 24th * Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC Birmingham – largest road transport and CV event held in Britain attracting 21,000E visitors – until 26/04/2018

* Football – Champions League semi-finals first legs – until 25/04

WED 25th * World Malaria Day –

* ANZAC DAY : Annual day of remembrance to Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, who on this day in 1915, soldiers took part in the Allied expedition to Gallipoli.

THURS 26th * Harrogate Spring Flower Show until 29/04/2018

* Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day – in memory of one million Armenians killed in 1915-16 by Ottoman (Turkish) Government.

• Mens Football – Europa League semi-finals first legs

* Judo – European Championships, Tel Aviv

* Motorsport: WRC Argentina until – 29/04/18 April

* William Shakespeare’s birthday (1564-1616)

FRI 27th * Michael Fish (weatherman) is 74 today
SAT 28th *  Motorsport: Formula E – Paris E-Prix, Race 8

* Football: Women’s Champions League semi-final second legs

* 100 years ago: WW1 – Gavrilo Princip, (Emperor of Austria Archduke, Franz Ferdinand’ assassin) died in Terezín prison, from tuberculosis. – at 19 years old  in 1914, he was too young to receive the death penalty.

SUN 29th *  Motorsport: Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku

* Table tennis – World Championships, Halmstad, Sweden until 06/05/18

MON 30th * 75 years ago: WW2 – Operation Mincemeat: The Allies released a body bearing false documents near the Spanish coast which is then discovered by a local fisherman. The information mislead the Germans about the site and timing of the Allied invasion of France.

* 73 years ago: WW2Hitler and his wife Eva Braun commit suicide in the Fuhrer Bunker, Berlin.

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