April 01

This Day in History

1998

David Bowie and William Boyd Dupe Art World

On this day in 1998, some of New York’s most notable names gathered in artist Jeff Koon’s Manhattan studio to celebrate the launch of William Boyd’s biography of the American abstract expressionist … (more...)

1957

BBC Features Spaghetti Trees

The "Spaghetti tree hoax," aired by the BBC on 1 April 1957, is believed to be one of the first examples of television being used to stage an April Fools’ Day prank. The three minute film, which was … (more...)

1918

RAF founded

On April 1, 1918, the Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed with the amalgamation of Britain's Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. At the outbreak of World War I, Germany took the lead in air … (more...)