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TODAY IN HISTORY - 01 APRIL


• 1545 – Potosí is founded after the discovery of major silver deposits in the area.


• 1826 – Samuel Morey received a patent for a compressionless "Gas or Vapor Engine."

• 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.

• 1935 – India's central banking institution, The Reserve Bank of India is formed.



• 1936 – Odisha formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India.

• 1960 – The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.

• 1973 – Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Jim Corbett National Park, India.






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